Rapture of Psyche

Rapture of Psyche
Rapture of Psyche
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Brand: Adam Abram
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Interpretation of original painting done by William Bouguereau, 19th century French academic painter

Fellow artist, friend, and mentor Joseph Brickey first introduced me to Bouguereau. While Bierstadt represented the pinnacle of landscape art to me, Bouguereau brought that same standard of excellence to his figures. So I started studying Bouguereau, reproducing his works to learn more about drapery and flesh tones and the portrayal of figural beauty.  As an artist, viewing an original painting by Bouguereau is a complete joy.  I could stare for hours absorbing his genius.  Most of my reproductions were inspired by Bouguereau.

The story of Psyche and Eros: Psyche was not a natural-born goddess. She was the daughter of a king and queen. When Psyche grew up she was so beautiful and graceful that people dared to compare her beauty to Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. Aphrodite was thought to be the most beautiful goddess/woman who ever lived, and Psyche made her jealous. All the gods and men who once loved Aphrodite now turned towards Psyche. This made Aphrodite very mad and jealous. To get rid of Psyche, Aphrodite asked her son Eros to make Psyche fall in love with the ugliest man on Earth. Eros shoots golden arrows which make people fall in love. He accidentally pricked himself with one of his arrows and fell in love with Psyche himself.

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