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
Le Chiffre d'amour. Vers 1776/1778 Fragonard, Jean-Honoré
Peter Paul Rubens. Self-Portrait. Olga's Gallery.
Michel-Ange (1475-1564) - Le jugement dernier
Greek Gods - great illustrations
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).
Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun. Court painter for Marie Antoinette. Relative on Maternal Grandmother's side.
Cronus was usually depicted with a sickle or scythe, which was also the instrument he used to castrate and depose Uranus, his father. Cronus was the father of the Olympic gods of Hades,Zues,Posiedon,Hera,Demiter, and Hestia.Cronus was a Titan
Persephone, Greek Goddess of Spring and Queen of the Underworld. Daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Snatched by Hades God of the Underworld.