Vulkan überrascht Venus und Mars
Jacopo Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti)

Vulkan überrascht Venus und Mars,

um 1555
Material / Technology / Carrier
Dimensions of the object
135 x 198 cm
AP OG Saal V
Inventory number
1925 aus dem Besitz von F. A. Kaulbach, München erworben (war L 131)
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Jacopo Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti), Vulkan überrascht Venus und Mars, um 1555, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: (Last updated on 16.11.2023)
Satirically exaggerated, Tintoretto illustrates an ancient myth here: Venus and Mars, who are involved in a love affair, are surprised by Vulcan. The betrayed husband is looking for signs of this misdeed and is soon to come across the lover in his hiding place, which the little dog has already discovered. The painter parodies the subject of erotic, female nudes that were popular in Venice and demonstrates his artistic superiority—not only over his competitor, Titian, but also over sculpture, the mirror giving views from different angles and the sleeping Cupid citing a sculpture by Michelangelo.

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