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Allegories of Love - Cupid with a Torch and Arrow, 1803 (oil on canvas)

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Allegories of Love - Cupid with a Torch and Arrow, 1803 (oil on canvas)

990320 Allegories of Love - Cupid with a Torch and Arrow, 1803 (oil on canvas) by Bakst, Leon (1866-1924); 50.8x63.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Allegories of Love - Cupid with a Torch and Arrow. German School, (19th century). Oil on canvas. 50.8 x 63.5cm.); Photo eChristies Images; Russian, out of copyright

Media ID 23293156

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Active Airborne Allegories Armed Arrow Arrows Butterflies Cupid Direct Gaze Flashlight Fowl German School Household Equipment In Flight Looking At Camera Loved Mariposa Mood Mythical Old Master Paintings Old Masters One Boy Only Physical Activity Quiver Skin Small Group Small Group Of Animals Swan Swans Teenage Boy Three Animals Torch Waterfowl Wing Winged Ethnic Origin Natural Space Portrait Style Portraiture


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This print captures the essence of love and mythology in a stunning oil painting titled "Allegories of Love - Cupid with a Torch and Arrow" by Leon Bakst. The artwork, created in 1803, showcases the German School's talent for portraying emotions through their brushstrokes. In this portrait-style composition, we see a young boy standing outdoors during the daytime. His gaze is direct as he flies gracefully through the air, surrounded by butterflies and accompanied by three majestic swans. With his torch held high and arrow at the ready, Cupid exudes an aura of passion and power. The artist skillfully depicts every detail, from the delicate wings of the butterflies to the texture of Cupid's skin. The vibrant colors bring life to this mythological scene while conveying a sense of movement and energy. Bakst's masterpiece reminds us that love is an active force that can ignite our hearts like a torch. It speaks to our deepest emotions and desires, symbolized by both the arrows in Cupid's quiver and his winged companions. This artwork invites viewers into a world where myth meets reality, where allegories come alive on canvas. It serves as a timeless reminder that love transcends time and space, leaving us captivated by its beauty no matter what century we find ourselves in.

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