Details: This poster is of Venus and Mars, by Sandro Botticelli. The painting deals with an amorous victory. A grove of myrtle trees, the tree of Venus, forms the backdrop to the two gods who are lying opposite each other on a meadow. Venus is clothed and is attentively keeping watch over Mars as he sleeps. The god of war has taken off his armor and is lying naked on his red cloak; all he is wearing is a white loin cloth. Botticelli's theme is that the power of love can defeat the warrior's strength.
Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, better known as Sandro Botticelli or Il Botticello ( The Little Barrel ; March 1, 1445 ¿ May 17, 1510) was an Italian painter of the Florentine school during the Early Renaissance (Quattrocento). Less than a hundred years later, this movement, under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici, was characterized by Giorgio Vasari as a golden age , a thought, suitably enough, he expressed at the head of his Vita of Botticelli. His posthumous reputation suffered until the late 19th century; since then his work has been seen to represent the linear grace of Early Renaissance painting, and The Birth of Venus and Primavera rank now among the most familiar masterpieces of Florentine art.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.