The Abduction of Psyche Bonded Marble Statue
Inspired by the 1895 painting by artist Adolphe-William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
The triumph of two lovers granted immortality and the promise of endless bliss is captured in this three-dimensional sculpture that gives us new eyes for the age-old tale of Cupid and Psyche. The actual crushed stone used in crafting this coveted bonded marble resin figurine gives our antique replica the appearance of a solid piece of hand carved marble, as each historical art statue is hand polished to bring out its individual luster. Characterized by a blend of classical subject matter and Bouguereau's own style of romanticized realism, this classical work by the famed French artist will be instantly recognizable in your home or gallery art collection.
8½"Wx10½"Dx21½"H. 6 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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