Le Ravissement de Psyche

Le Ravissement de Psyche

The theme of Psyche and Cupid was a popular subject for artists from different eras. Other artists who created artwork based on the theme were Anthony van Dyck, Luca Giordano, Raphael, Orazio Gentileschi, François Gérard and Jacques-Louis David.
The painting is one of Bouguereau’s most recognizable works. It is praised for the subtle use of color and idealization of the features of its subjects. It is also one of Bouguereaus most romantic pieces.

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Le ravissement de Psyché, also known as The Abduction of Psyche was inspired by the tale of Psyche and Cupid. Psyche is a princess who made the goddess Venus jealous. Because of her jealousy, she orders her son Cupid to make her fall in love with a monster. Cupid falls in love with her instead and Cupid pleads to the gods to allow them to get married in heaven. The painting depicts Cupid carrying Psyche as they ascend to heaven.

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