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Statue of Greek god of love Eros and mortal princess Psyche kissing

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Statue of Greek god of love Eros and mortal princess Psyche kissing

5323800 Statue of Greek god of love Eros and mortal princess Psyche kissing by David, Francois-Anne (1741-1824); (add.info.: Statue of Greek god of love Eros and mortal princess Psyche kissing. Copperplate engraving by Francois-Anne David from Museum de Florence, ou Collection des Pierres Gravees, Statues, Medailles, Chez F.A. David, Paris, 1787. David (1741-1824) drew and engraved the illustrations based on Roman statues, engraved stones and medals in the collection of the Museum de Florence and the cabinet of curiosities of the Grand Duke of Tuscany.); © Florilegius

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© Florilegius / Bridgeman Images

Cabinet Of Curiosities Classical Art Collection Des Pierres Gravees Cupid David Eros Francois Anne David Gods Grand Duke Of Tuscany Greek God Kiss Line Engraving Medailles Museum De Florence Psyche Roman Mythology Stipple Engraving Winged Copperplate Engraving


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This print showcases the exquisite statue of the Greek god of love, Eros, and the mortal princess Psyche engaged in a passionate kiss. Created by Francois-Anne David, this copperplate engraving beautifully captures the essence of classical art and Roman mythology. The intricate details of this sculpture are brought to life through stipple engraving techniques, highlighting every curve and contour with precision. The naked figures symbolize the vulnerability and purity of love itself, while their entwined bodies evoke a sense of unity and desire. As we gaze upon this masterpiece, we are transported back in time to an era where gods ruled over mortals and mythical tales were woven into everyday life. The winged Eros represents divine beauty and eternal youthfulness, while Psyche embodies human perfection. It is fascinating to learn that Francois-Anne David drew inspiration from Roman statues, engraved stones, and medals found within the Museum de Florence as well as the cabinet of curiosities belonging to the Grand Duke of Tuscany. This collaboration between ancient artifacts and artistic interpretation creates a harmonious blend that captivates our imagination. Incorporating elements such as line engraving further enhances our appreciation for this extraordinary piece. It serves as a reminder that art has no boundaries or limitations when it comes to expressing emotions like love. This print is not just an image; it is a testament to timeless beauty captured through skilled craftsmanship. Let us cherish this glimpse into antiquity's embrace with admiration for its enduring allure.

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