Cupid and Psyche Statue
Inspired by William-Adolphe Bouguereau's famous 1895 painting
At a dramatic two feet tall, this three-dimensional sculpture depicts the romantic tale of Cupid, God of Love, as he rescues his wife Psyche. Its fine detail, from softly draping fabric to muscular human forms, is cast in designer resin and finished in faux verdigris bronze to showcase a timeless sculpture celebrating the triumph of love.
12½"Wx9½"Dx23"H. 15 lbs.
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   William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)

William had a long, successful career as an academic painter, exhibiting in the annual Paris Salons for more than 50 years. His paintings of religious, mythological, and genre subjects were carefully composed and painstakingly finished. Thus he opposed the admission of works by the impressionists to the Salon, because he believed that their paintings were no more than unfinished sketches. After a period of neglect following his death, Bouguereau's paintings were returned to view as part of a renewed interest in and reappraisal of academic painting and of Ecole des Beaux-Arts works in general. A major retrospective exhibition opened in Paris and was seen in Montreal and Hartford, Conn., in 1984.

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