Le Louvre, Paris

Antonio Canova's sculpture of Cupid and Psyche ~ Musée du Louvre ~ Paris ~ by Julien Fournial

Cupid & Psyche at the Louvre. One of my favorites... ever.

Antonio Canova's, "Cupid & Psyche" in the Louvre Museum, Paris.

My favorite sculpture. Cupid and Psyche, 1796 Print by Antonio Canova at Art.com

I love this! Eros and Psyche by Antonio Canova -- Envious and jealous of the beauty of a mortal girl named Psyche, Venus asks her son Cupid (known to the Greeks as Eros) to use his golden arrows while Psyche sleeps, so that when she awakens, Venus (Aphrodite in the Greek tradition) would place a vile creature for her to fall in love with.

Cupid and Psyche in the Louvre. #cupid #psyche "Now that he had tasted her while sober, he wanted her. It was overwhelming to be desired by such a tempting, sensual creature. She felt like Psyche being desired by Cupid. And she could not deny the attraction she felt for him, or the way she fluttered with longing when he kissed her." Ch17GI

Love love love this sculpture. Eros & Psyche by Antonio Canova displayed in the Louvre.

Detalle de Eros en el momento que impide que se duerma para siempre Psique por la inhalación de un perfume. En la escultura los labios casi llegan a rozarse lo que inspira al que la mira una sensación electrizante. Esculpida por Antonio Canova (1757-1822) en 1793.

I find it funny that the only two Canovas present on Pinterest are this one (Cupid & Psyche) and a naked Pauline Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon. I was the jerk who told a museum that they had mislabeled a minor Canova piece in their exhibit.

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!

Cupid and Psyche - Antonio Canova

Cupid and Psyche, Louvre Museum ~ VoyageVisuelle ✿⊱╮

1787 antonio canova (italian 1757-1822) ~ psyche revived by cupid’s kiss detail

Love love love this sculpture. Eros & Psyche by Antonio Canova displayed in the Louvre.

It's like they chose to stay that way forever.

It's common for creatures, such as the dryad or the nymph, to turn to stone when the sun rises.

Cupid and Psyche 1796 Canova (Antonio Canova) 1757-1822 Marble; h 137 cm Cupid and Psyche is considered one of the best works by the talented exponent of the Roman school of sculpture, Antonio Canova, 15 of whose works are on display in the Hermitage. Following the fashion of the time and a revived interest in Antiquity, the sculptor depicts an episode from the legend of Cupid and Psyche, in which Cupid brings his dying love back to life with a kiss.

Ardent Eros Canova's "Psyche brought to life by the kiss of Amor." Paris, Louvre

Antonio Canova, Cupid and Psyche, 1786-93; one of my favorite pieces, it was a dream come true to see it in the Louvre! Simply splendid in person! another favorite

Detail of Antonio Canova’s Psyche Revived by the Kiss of Love (1789).