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Rubens - The Union of Earth and Water. The four elements, Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, were considered to be fundamental elements of the world contents, and were usually depicted as classical gods and goddesses. Earth is personified by Demeter (Ceres); Water is personified by a river god; Air is usually represented by Hera (Juno); Fire is represented by Hephestus (Vulcan) or may be depicted as a woman with her head in flames

Peter Paul Rubens. Self-Portrait. Olga's Gallery.

Peter Paul Rubens. Venus at a Mirror. Olga's Gallery.

Peter Paul Rubens. Lioness. Olga's Gallery.

Allegory of Painting (1765) by François Boucher Oil on canvas, 102 x 130 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington

Peter Paul Rubens. Portrait of a Girl. Olga's Gallery.

Le Chiffre d'amour. Vers 1776/1778 Fragonard, Jean-Honoré

Gaia is the primordial Greek goddess personifying the Earth,(and to me motherhood and beauty) Gaia was the great mother of all: the primal Greek Mother Goddess; creator and giver of birth to the Earth and all the Universe; the heavenly gods, the Titans and the Giants were born from her union with Uranus (the sky), while the sea-gods were born from her union with Pontus (the sea).