CANOVA, Antonio
(b. 1757, Possagno, d. 1822, Venezia)

Cupid and Psyche (detail)

Musée du Louvre, Paris

The upward ranged wings of Amor emphasize the divine, about to embrace mortal Psyche. The fulfillment of the love between the two is tangibly near.

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