Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss by Antonio Canova

Year: 1793Artist: Categories: ,

Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss is a Neoclassical sculpture by Antonio Canova that captures Cupid’s kiss reviving the slumbering Psyche, a mortal he loved. The contrast between Psyche’s lifeless pose and Cupid’s vibrant form is strikingly portrayed. In their love story Psyche overcomes impossible tasks and is ultimately rewarded with a joyous union with Cupid.

Canova’s sculpture exudes palpable emotion, resonating with viewers through the ages. Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss remains a poignant reminder of the transformative strength of love and the capacity for forgiveness, leaving an indelible impression of hope and enduring love in the hearts of those who behold it.


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