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Venus and Mars- Love conquers War

Last week I was at the National Gallery. Venus and Mars, ( 1485) by Sandro Botticelli was one of the paintings that  draw my attention.

Mars, God of War, was one of the lovers of Venus, Goddess of Love. Here Mars is asleep and unarmed, while Venus is awake and alert.

The meaning of the picture is that love conquers war, or love conquers all.

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