Romance in Stone – Cupid


In the run-up to the 14th it is impossible not to think a little about romance, perhaps you’re thinking a lot!  I’ve been looking at how artists, and in particular sculptors – and even more particularly sculptors in stone, have chosen to show love, represent romance or create the magic and frisson of attraction and desire.  Over the next few days I thought I’d share a few.

Today is Psyche Awakened by Cupid’s Kiss, by Antonio Canova – Marble

Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss marble sculpture

Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss, Antonio Canova, Louvre


Cupid and Psyche marble sculpture

Psyche awakened by Cupid’s kiss –


Close up of Cupid's Kiss

The moment after the kiss when Psyche awakens



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