Psyche Revived by Cupids
(Eros) Kiss is a sculpture by Italian artist Antonio Canova first commissioned in 1787 by Colonel John Campbell. It is regarded as a masterpiece of Neoclassical sculpture, but shows the mythological lovers at a moment of great emotion, characteristic of the emerging movement of Romanticism. It represents the god Eros in the height of love and tenderness, immediately after awakening the lifeless Psyche with a kiss. The story of Cupid and Psyche is taken from Lucius Apuleius Latin novel The Golden Ass, and was popular in art. Joachim Murat acquired the first or prime version (pictured) in 1800. After his death the statue entered the Louvre Museum in Paris, France in 1824. Psyche (Greek: Ψυχή) is the Greek goddess of the soul. She was born a mortal woman, with beauty that rivaled Aphrodite. In classical mythology, Eros or Cupid, (meaning "passionate desire") is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Aphrodite and the god of war Ares. He is also known in Latin as Amor ("Love").
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Cupid and Psyche: Overcoming Obstacles to Love 33cm Full Body Statue, Polyester Alabaster Marble Type, Ancient Greece
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