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William-Adolphe Bouguereau concluded the oil painting entitled Psyche et L'Amour, also known as Psyche and Cupid, in 1889. The French artist enjoyed portraying the story of these two mythological characters and painted other works like Le Ravissement de Psyche (The Rapture of Psyche), L’Amour et Psyche, enfants (Cupid and Psyche as Children), as well as the portrait without Cupid’s figure, simply entitled Psyche.
By having an Academic background at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts, Bouguereau was influenced by the culture and art of ancient Greece. The myth of this famous couple tells how Venus, the Goddess of love and beauty, became very jealous of the beautiful princess, Psyche. Venus sent her son Cupid to make the young girl fall in love with a horrible monster, but her plans backfired, and instead, he fell in love with the princess. They eventually married, after Psyche was made immortal like the Gods. In the innocent L’Amour et Psyche, enfants (Cupid and Psyche as Children), Bouguereau was able to capture the essence of the platonic love of two soul mates.
The painting Psyche et L'Amour [Psyche and Cupid], is a portrayal of the couple as young adults – younger than depicted in the masterpiece Le Ravissement de Psyche (The Rapture of Psyche). Cupid was depicted flying in the sky holding Psyche by her waist. He raises one finger in the air, and his narrow, white angel wings are visible. Both of the models have exaggerated postures; Cupid bends his torso backward while bending one leg up, and Psyche is practically fainted in his embrace, holding her chest with her hand and throwing her head back. The young woman’s long, wavy, blond hair flows with the movement of the couple and almost hides her small butterfly wings in the shadow.
Both figures are nude but have some detailed fabrics floating with their bodies. A royal blue drapery floats behind Cupid and covers his private areas – male nudity was not well seen as female nudes – and a pure white fabric wraps around Psyche’s arm, falling behind her. They both seem to be swept away by the theatricality of their romance. Bouguereau’s impeccable technique made his fantasy scenes look like photographs of real events, as he took the essence of realistic painting of the Renaissance to another level.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Psyche et L'Amour [Psyche and Cupid], you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Psyche et L'Amour [Psyche and Cupid] that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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