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I can't believe i was here and saw this sculpture!A sculpture by Antonio Canova depicting Eros reviving Psyche, who was put to sleep forever by inhaling a magic perfume. 1793. Louvre, Paris. I remember my art history professor saying this sculpture is more powerful because their lips are NOT touching! The energy created in that space is electrifying!
Antonio Canova’s (1757-1822) statue Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss, first commissioned in 1787, exemplifies the Neoclassical devotion to love and emotion. It represents the god Cupid in the height of love and tenderness, immediately after awakening the lifeless Psyche with a kiss, a scene excerpted from Lucius Apuleius’ The Golden Ass.
By Antonio Canova depicting Eros and Psyche, 1793. Louvre, Paris. 'Love pursues the Soul, not the body; the Erotic desires the Psychic. If Love was clean and wholesome he wouldn't lust after Psyche' - Stephen Fry
eros and psyche at the louvre.
Cupid and Psyche the most beautiful representation of Greek Mythology EVER!!!
Ardent Eros Canova's 'Psyche brought to life by the kiss of Amor.' ~ Louvre Museum ~ Paris I
Antonio Canova. Paris. Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Genius of Canova Psyche re-animated by Cupid, by Antonio Canova. Paris, Louvre.
Eros and Psyche by Antonio Canova. I love this sculpture....this is what love and passion look like in the human form.
Psyché ranimée par le baiser de l'Amour, Antonio Canova (1793), Le Louvre, Paris 2010
Louvre Museum - Antonio Canova's Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss (detail) by alantan75, via Flickr
I just really like this sculpture and I think it's beautiful and so interesting to look at.
Senza parlar del come, senza pensare al poi, senza chiederci fama o nome, qui, amando l’amore, tu e io ci guardiamo. Yosano Akiko
Bouche-à-bouche by gherm, via Flickr Detail of Antonio Canova’s Psyche Revived by the Kiss of Love (1789).
beautiful......from stone, no less