Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss a sculpture by Antonio Canova at the Louvre in Paris. This is a Roman myth where one can look at the moral of the story to be love conquers all. Conversely, it could be thou shalt not piss off a jealous Goddess, especially Venus.

Psyche was one of the most beautiful women in the world, so much so that it was said she was the second coming of Venus. This obviously didn’t sit well with the Goddess of Love and she fated Psyche to fall in love with a monster who even Jupiter, the God of the Underworld, feared. Like all attempts to control love this blew up in Venus’ face when Psyche fell in love with the Goddess’ son, Cupid when he nicks himself with his arrow.

Psyche and Cupid carry on their love and relationship in secret, until things go further sideways for them, and Venus puts her through numerous trials and tribulations. Eventually though, love does conquer all and the lovers are wed and Psyche becomes immortal – forever with Cupid.

The gallery image was printed on 8×10 Polar Gloss Metallic paper and is $95 at the event.

  • Title: Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss
  • Taken: 13 April, 2013
  • Camera: NIKON D7000
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • ISO: 450
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s

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