July 2, 2008

"Cupid Bound"

Oil on museum quality, archival ampersand gessobord™ panel - 6” x 8”

I was going to go into the long history of symbolism in art and the story and mythology of Cupid, Venus and Psyche, but then I thought - "Hey, that's what Google is for."  Suffice it to say that this painting symbolizes love (or lust) subdued.  The statue is by the French sculptor Delanigne circa 1900, found in an antique shop in New Orleans on our last visit.


Sherry DeGhelder said...


Diane said...

nothing like a little lust for inspiration!