Weekly Gallery Chat – “Cupid “

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Cupid was depicted frequently in Roman Art.  The popularity of this myth down through the ages and its widespread use today as a symbol of love and desire shows how images in art can ultimately work their way into the everyday culture of  existence through symbolic  presentations.


Cupid hard at work,


Here is cupid’s mother Venus,


Today’s version of cupid,


Have a great night…maybe you will be hit with one of cupid’s arrows?




Images from google, paintings by Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli
Alleged self-portrait of Botticelli, in his Adoration of the Magi. Uffizi, Florence.
Birth name Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi
Born c. 1445[1]
Florence, Italy
Died May 17, 1510 (aged 64–65)
Florence, Italy
Nationality Italian
Field Painting
Training Filippo Lippi
Andrea del Verrocchio
Movement Italian Renaissance
Works Primavera
The Birth of Venus


Cupid in Roman Mythology
Cupid was the god of love in Roman mythology. The name Cupid is a variation on Cupido (“desire”), and this god was also known by the name Amor (“love”). It was commonly believed that Cupid was the son of
Venus – the Roman goddess of love – and this association between Venus and Cupid was quite popular in myth, poetry, literature, and art.

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