Last Monday I spent some time in the Louvre, as I mentioned in an earlier post. There are some more pictures from my Paris trip, some Louvre ones too, on my Flickr now.

One of the sculptures I was captivated by is “Psyché ranimée par le baiser de l’Amour” by Antonio Canova. (I get the feeling I like Italian art more than any others?)

This sculpture by Antonio Canova recreates the moment at which Psyche awakens from her deathly sleep by the kiss of Eros. The dynamic sculpture conveys a deep sense of love, passion and energy as Eros sweeps from the sky to awaken Psyche from her slumber. Psyche throws up her arms elegantly to receive Eros’ kiss.

There’s more background information on this sculpture here.

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