Sunday, April 17, 2011

Picture of the Day: Amor and Psyche

I made this photo when I was in the Louvre, Paris, last February.  It's a detail of the famous sculpture  Amor and Psyche, created in 1796 by the Italian artist Antonio Canova. 
This statue depicts the final scene in the ancient Greek story, when Amor awakens Psyche with a kiss.  The story itself is well known, and different versions of it even exist in Norwegian fairy tales: (Kvitebjørn Kong Valemon and Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne) The story of a girl who only get to meet her beloved in the dark of the night, and who is not allowed to see his face.  She decides to spy on him while he sleeps, but he wakes up, and because of her betrayal, they are separated for a long time.
Love can't exist without trust...

3 comments:

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    OddR

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