Keep your eye on Venus this afternoon as she transits across the sun. This won’t happen again for another 105 years! In honor: a Venus painted one year after the 1769 transit. 
Watch Venus here: http://bit.ly/seeVenus

Mars & Venus, Allegory of Peace, Louis Jean François Lagrenée, 1770

Keep your eye on Venus this afternoon as she transits across the sun. This won’t happen again for another 105 years! In honor: a Venus painted one year after the 1769 transit. 

Watch Venus here: http://bit.ly/seeVenus

Mars & Venus, Allegory of Peace, Louis Jean François Lagrenée, 1770
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    I think my favorite detail here is the dove gettin cozy in Mars’ helmet x3
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