Jun 7, 2010

Psyché ranimée par le baiser de I'Amour

Antonio CANOVA - Possagno, 1757 - Venise, 1822
@ Musée du Louvre

"Psyche becomes the bride of Cupid, but knows neither his face nor his identity. To discover who he is, she spies on him as he sleeps. "Love cannot live without trust," he admonishes her before fleeing. Abandoned, and forced by Venus to perform a series of superhuman tasks, Psyche falls into a deadly sleep from which only Cupid's kiss can awaken her..."

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