Venus in the Forge of Vulcano

size(cm): 45x60
Sale price£177 GBP


The painting Venus at Vulcan's Forge by Luca Giordano is an impressive work that combines elements of the Baroque and Rococo. The original size of the work, 180 x 228 cm, allows the viewer to immerse themselves in the scene and appreciate the details and complexity of the composition.

In the painting, Venus, the goddess of love, stands in the forge of Vulcan, the god of fire and metallurgy. The goddess is surrounded by nymphs and putti who help her prepare for her encounter with Mars, the god of war. The composition of the work is dynamic and full of movement, with figures that seem to be in constant motion.

The coloring of the work is vibrant and full of life, with warm and bright tones that reflect the passion and love that is breathed in the scene. Light is another important element of the work, with dramatic lighting highlighting the figures and creating deep shadows.

The story behind the painting is interesting, as it was commissioned by King Carlos II of Spain to decorate his palace. Giordano worked on the work for several years, and it is said that he used more than 100 different models to create the figures in the painting.

One of the lesser known aspects of the work is that Giordano included several hidden details in the painting, such as a portrait of himself in the lower right of the work. It is also said that he included the figure of his wife in the work, although it is not clear which of the figures of the goddess Venus is the one that represents his wife.

In summary, Venus at Vulcan's Forge is an impressive work that combines elements of Baroque and Rococo to create a scene full of passion and movement. The composition, color, and lighting are stunning, and the story behind the painting and the hidden details make it a fascinating work to study and admire.

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