Cupid and Psyche Bonded Marble

Cupid and Psyche Bonded Marble

Antonio Canova sculpted the masterpiece Psyche Revived by Cupid after the myth taken from  Lucius Apuleius’ Latin novel Metamorphoses. Towards the end of the myth Cupid wakes Psyche from a deep sleep. The deep slumber is caused by Psyche peering into a box Venus had warned against. From there the lovers go on the marry and the myth ends happily ever after.

Canova embodies passion of the newly awoken Psyche in his work. As she reaches towards Cupid, he tenderly supports her head and breast, inches away from a passionate kiss.

Antonio Canova’s fine sculpted marble contrasts their silky smooth skin with the loosely draped sheet on the Psyche’s lower body and Cupid’s wings. All of the elements provide for a very realistic interpretation, bringing the subjects to life.

Cupid and Psyche by Canova

Cupid and Psyche by Canova

The first composition of Cupid and Psyche resides in the Louvre Museum, Paris. The second is located in the  Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. A cast made of the sculpture can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Of course, in our gallery you will find reproductions of different sizes and compositions. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us.

Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

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Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

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Statue.com's Gloria next to Perseus with the Head of Medusa Sculpture

Perseus with the Head of Medusa Sculpture

As myth has it, Medusa was a hideous, terrifying woman with poisonous snakes for hair. One glance her direction would turn result in being turned to stone. Perseus, the hero, was responsible for her demise. He was gifted  a mirrored shield from Athena, gold, winged sandals from Hermes, a sword from Hephaestus and Hades’ helm of invisibility to battle the cruel Medusa. Perseus slayed Medusa by chopping off her head using Athena’s mirrored shied to avoid looking directly at her. Medusa was pregnant at the time of her slaying. When Perseus beheaded Medusa, she gave birth to Pegasus, a wing horse. In return for allowing Perseus to borrow Athena’s shield, he gave her Medusa’s head. Athena in return put Medusa’s head on the shield for further protection.

Perseus Wall Mask

The myth of Medusa and Perseus has remained popular through the centuries. It has been the subject of many artwork. When Gloria, Statue.com founder, visited Florence, Italy she visited the bronze sculpture of Perseus with the Head of Medusa. This statue was sculpted by the Italian, Benvenuto Cellini. Side note about, Cellini, he was a gifted sculptor but was also quite violent. He had shot and injured Philibert of Châlon, prince of Orange and killed Charles III, Duke of Bourbon. He also murdered his brother’s killer in what he called ‘blood revenge.’

Alright, back on topic, there are many other famous of pieces of Medusa and Perseus that do not require a flight to Florence, Italy. The Perseus Wall Mask is great for an artist cast or drawing study.

Pegasus With Open Wings

The Pegasus is central to the Medusa and Perseus myth and often represented in sculpture. The Pegasus with Open Wings is composed of designer resin with an antique bronze finish.

To view more mythological pieces within our gallery head on over to our website. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

FALL. I love it!

Perhaps it is because I grew  up in a place where there were only 2 seasons: Rainy  or Dry, that I find myself  so  enamored of  the way the  4 Seasons give shape to the passing of time.

Fall with Sheaves

Fall with Sheaves

It’s  beautiful how the Greeks gave physical form to this division of time in their creation of the Horai, the goddesses of the 4 seasons.

Fall with Wheat

Fall with Wheat

These lovely deities (daughters of Helios, the god of Sun) presided over the revolutions of the heavenly  bodies which spin out our earthly days and years,  while the 3 Graces are more closely associated with the spinning of the web of our personal fates.

Fall with Cornucopia

Fall with Cornucopia

Statue.com offers the Four Seasons statues in numerous versions. Some  are available in the finish of your choice. You can purchase Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter singly,  or as a set.

Buy a statue.  Give shape to that important season in your life.