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Take a closer look at Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss
Last update: 23/09/2013 10:42

 

In the Michelangelo Gallery at the Louvre, the visitors crowd around this idyllic image of a loving couple: a winged man and a swooning woman in a voluptuous embrace, their lips about to join in a kiss. Who are these beings whom eighteenth-century sculptor Canova chose to immortalize in marble?

Watch this multimedia feature of the Louvre, to take a closer look at this masterful composition as you listen to the story of Psyche and admire Canova’s virtuoso treatment of the marble.

 

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