Daily Dose of Art #17: Simon Vouet – Father Time Overcome by Love, Hope, and Beauty (1627)

As time progresses and death nears we lose our beauty, love, and hope. In this lovely painting, they fight back. The smiling Spes, goddess of Hope on the left, the Cupids in the middle and Venus on the right are holding Father Time. His scythe and hourglass lie uselessly on the ground; time stands still, and no-one dies.