Benjamin West


Paintings of Benjamin West

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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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