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Cupid and Psyche, 1796

Cupid and Psyche, 1796 by Antonio Canova

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The Three Graces

The Three Graces- Antonio Canova- Hermitage Museum, Moscow

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Cupid and Psyche 1796 Canova (Antonio Canova) 1757-1822 Marble; h 137 cm Cupid and Psyche is considered one of the best works by the talented exponent of the Roman school of sculpture, Antonio Canova, 15 of whose works are on display in the Hermitage. Following the fashion of the time and a revived interest in Antiquity, the sculptor depicts an episode from the legend of Cupid and Psyche, in which Cupid brings his dying love back to life with a kiss.

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Among his most notable sculptures were “Cupid and Psyche,” and a bronze statue of Napoleon in the likeness of Mars titled “Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker.”

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Cupid and Psyche, Detail

Canova Cupid & Psyche

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