Many of Canova’s sculptures had custom built settings or a device that would move the base, thus the handle provided for some of the movement of the statue. A closer look at Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss, Antonio Canova in his studio with Henry Tresham and a plaster model for, Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker (bronze cast), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Psyche_Revived_by_Cupid%27s_Kiss&oldid=981552812, Sculptures of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Articles with dead external links from April 2018, Articles with permanently dead external links, Articles containing Italian-language text, Articles containing Russian-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Amor and Psyche by Antonio Canova, Detail. Thank you for your understanding. The Louvre Museum, Paris The group stands on a high cylindrical pedestal decorated with garlands of flowers and a butterfly. Electra, 2007. During this time, a, Edgar Allen Poe : The Tragic Hero Of Edgar Allan Poe, Three Most Important Characters In A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner, The American Dream And Its Means Of The American Dream, Augustus's Comparative Language In Deeds Of The Divine Augustus. This piece was created by Antonio Canova who was an Italian sculptor, draftsman, painter and architect. Psyché ranimée par le baiser de l’Amour, Paris, 2003. p.15, 24 et 25. (with wings) column: 106cm., 41¾in. This period lasted from 500 BCE to about 500 CE. The western culture could easily see where their different roots were like city-states of Greece and the Roman Republic Empire. He transcended the ancient model of Cupid and Psyche in the Capitoline Museum to create a genuine duality, a true complicity between the characters.  “Delicately purging her of the Sleep, which he put back in its original lair the [jar], he roused Psyche with a charming prick of his Arrow.” Various details such as the jar behind Psyche allude to the story by Apuleius as Psyche had just opened it and had gone to sleep thus the jar remains lying beside her. These two sculpted groups were admired by many artists who visited Canova's studio in Rome. The two groups later entered the imperial collections before being acquired by the Musée du Louvre. Antonio CANOVA (1757 – 1822) Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss Graphite Eb 29.1040 recto Bassano del Grappa, Museo Civico © Museum, Library and Archive of Bassano del Grappa, Italy To view Shipping Calculator, please click here. The design of the sculpture started out as a drawing, then clay model, the eventually After his death the statue entered the Louvre Museum in Paris, France in 1824; The story of Cupid and Psyche was a popular artistic choice in the neoclassical period. Other examples of Canova’s work—Daedalus and Icarus, Venus and Adonis, Mars and Venus, Hector and Ajax—also reflect his skill in designing sculptures of two standing figures, a difficult artistic feat. The first one (1793) is currently at the Louvre Museum, while the second one (1802) is at the Hermitage Museum. Joachim Murat acquired the first or prime version (pictured) in 1800. The story of Cupid and Psyche was a popular artistic choice in the neoclassical period. - HUBERT Gérard, Sculpture dans l’Italie napoléonienne, Paris, 1964. p.74. The lesson that I see this work might be trying to convey is that if you try to deceive someone it may end up bringing that person closer to you in a way you wouldn’t expect. The western culture could easily see where their different roots were like city-states of Greece and the Roman Republic Empire. The art piece “Psyche Revived by Cupid’s kiss” was written during the classical period. The Overall Design The materials used to create it is marble. Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss (Italian: Amore e Psiche [aˈmoːre e ˈpsiːke]; French: Psyché ranimée par le baiser de l'Amour; Russian: Аму́р и Психе́я, romanized: Amúr i Psikhéja) is a sculpture by Italian artist Antonio Canova first commissioned in 1787 by Colonel John Campbell.