Details:

This narrative painting depicts two Roman gods, Mars and Venus, in a passionate embrace while a mischievous satyr looks at them. The artist frequently tweaks well-known myths to draw viewers' attention to the space between what is expected to happen and what is actually present.
Unframed

① Artwork:

Mars and Venus

This narrative painting depicts two Roman gods, Mars and Venus, in a passionate embrace while a mischievous satyr looks at them. The artist frequently tweaks well-known myths to draw viewers' attention to the space between what is expected to happen and what is actually present.

Specs:

8 inches
10 inches

③ Artist:

Kyle Staver

Kyle Staver creates narrative paintings as a means of connecting to the world. The artist starts each composition with a pencil drawing, working progressively through ink wash and watercolor as she develops the expressive needs of the scene—from the interplay of shadow to the agreement of the colors. Staver’s paintings frequently tweak popular myths, exploring the space between where viewers expect the story to go and what is actually present.

Kyle Staver:
Mars and Venus, 2022
Oil on board
10.0 × 8.0 inches /