Paintings of 1808

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“Cupid and Psyche” is a depiction of the love of psyche and the cupid, Eros. It is a sub-story of the ancient novel The Golden Ass by Apuleius. And allegedly, some essences of the story have been used in the other known fairy-tales like Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin and The Beauty and the Beast. In a nutshell, the story is about a princess named Psyche (means soul or breath of life) and the cupid Eros’ love. After living together for a while, somehow, they fall apart and then psyche’s quest to get her love begins. There came too many obstacles in-between, which are the inspirations of the fairy-tale. But, all in all, at the end they get together and there was a big gathering for their marriage. This story with mythological elements, adorned by many artists, […]

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In some stories the most vital moments aren’t filled with armies battling or acquiring the throne. In the deep look, vital moments in such stories are those which bear the possibility of eliminating the subsequent havoc happened and after which is crossed, there is no turning back. Greek mythological story of Oedipus has many such moments in his life. The direst one is represented in the current painting by the French painter. Oedipus’ prophecy of killing his father and marrying his own mother Oedipus was the son of King Laius and Queen Jacasta of Thebes. On his birth the king knew about the prophecy which stated that Oedipus will kill his father and marry his own mother. To eliminate such horrible possibilities, the king left […]

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