Minerva Protecting Peace from Mars

Minerva protecting Peace from Mars or Peace and War is a painting by Peter Paul Rubens. He produced it in London between 1629 and 1630, during a diplomatic mission from the Spanish Netherlands to Charles I of England. It is now in the National Gallery, London.[1]

Minerva protects Pax from Mars
Peace and War
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) Peace and War (1629).jpg
ArtistPeter Paul Rubens
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions203.5 cm × 298 cm (80.1 in × 117 in)[1]
LocationNational Gallery, London

It shows Minerva (goddess of war, wisdom and crafts) fighting off Mars, with a nude figure of Peace in the centre.

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  1. ^ a b "Description - Minerva protects Pax from Mars ('Peace and War')". National Gallery. The National Gallery. Retrieved 29 November 2021.