Parigi: Cupid and Psyche by Canova Antonio / Amore e Psiche di Antonio Canova

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Cupid and Psyche is a sculpture by Antonio Canova between 1788 and 1793, on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The work represents, with a subtle and refined eroticism, the god of love with tenderness as she contemplates the face of his beloved, reciprocated by Psyche with a sweetness of equal intensity. The two characters, adolescent bodies and their perfect shapes, are idealized according to a principle of absolute beauty and spiritual. The two figures intersect with each other forming a soft and sinuous X which gives rise to a work that vibrates in space.

Amore e Psiche è un gruppo scultoreo realizzato da Antonio Canova tra il 1788 e il 1793, esposta al Museo del Louvre a Parigi. L'opera rappresenta, con un erotismo sottile e raffinato, il dio Amore mentre contempla con tenerezza il volto della fanciulla amata, ricambiato da Psiche con una dolcezza di pari intensità. I due personaggi, nei corpi adolescenziali e con le loro forme perfette, sono idealizzati secondo un principio di bellezza assoluta e spirituale. Le due figure si intersecano tra di loro formando una X morbida e sinuosa che dà luogo ad un'opera che vibra nello spazio.

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Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on June 9, 2014


Gian per

la tua sempre graditissima vissita, il gentile commento e il like72. Buon iniziuo di settimana, Paolo

frnkvdw on October 14

Nice shot of beautiful statue. Like! greetings from Holland



for your always welcome visit, the kind words and L 73. Best greetings, Paolo

Hello dear friend Paolo,

just great, this beautiful sight.

YSL 11/74

Many greetings and have a nice day,


Thank you so much

Karl E.

for your always welcome visit , the kind comment and L 74 + YS 11. Nice day to you too and best greetings, Paolo

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Photo taken in Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, Paris, France

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