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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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Primevera by Sandro Botticelli is one of the most popular paintings by the artist. Another famous art work by the artist is Birth of Venus. It was commissioned by the Medici family. The painting has comprised Greek mythological gods and goddesses at one place. Their placement and convergence in the painting has made many critics and reviewers to come up with the theories and hypothesizes about what the painting really means. Thus, the painting is in the list of some of the most talked and wrote about painting with other paintings like Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Setting It is an orange-grove. In classical art, orange trees are, allegedly, considered as divine or sacred. We can see the ripe oranges in the trees very clearly […]

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