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Oh Cupid, Mon Amour! Cupids Just Being Awesome

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Oh Cupid, Mon Amour! Cupids Just Being Awesome

Who wouldn’t like to come across a lovely cupid one day? Who wouldn’t like to be a target of his sweet arrow?
Sending you a bunch of cupids doing things that only cupids do…

Sleeping

Caravaggio, Sleeping Cupid,1608, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy

Caravaggio, Sleeping Cupid,1608, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy

Blowing bubbles

Rembrandt, Cupid Blowing Soap Bubbles, 1634, private collection

Rembrandt, Cupid Blowing Soap Bubbles, 1634, private collection

Being a mask

Edward Burne-Jones, Head Study For The Masque Of Cupid, no date, private collection

Edward Burne-Jones, Head Study For The Masque Of Cupid, no date, private collection

Lighting the way at night in London

Joshua Reynolds, Cupid As A Link Boy, 1773, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, US

Joshua Reynolds, Cupid As A Link Boy, 1773, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, US

Riding a sea monster

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Cupid On A Sea Monster, 1857

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Cupid On A Sea Monster, 1857

Or riding a dolphin…

Peter Paul Rubens, Cupid Riding A Dolphin, 1636, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

Peter Paul Rubens, Cupid Riding A Dolphin, 1636, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

Becoming an emperor

Franz Stuck, Amor Imperator, 1887

Franz Stuck, Amor Imperator, 1887

Stealing Honey…

Albrecht Durer, Cupid The Honey Thief, 1514, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Albrecht Durer, Cupid The Honey Thief, 1514, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Dancing on one leg to impress Venus

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Venus And Cupid, 1540, Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Venus And Cupid, 1540, Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Enjoying the roses

Jean-Honore Fragonard, Cupid Between The Roses

Jean-Honore Fragonard, Cupid Between The Roses, no date, private collection

Just being the best!

Caravaggio, Amor Victorious, 1602, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

Caravaggio, Amor Victorious, 1602, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

Magda, art historian and Italianist, she writes about art because she cannot make it herself. She loves committed and political artists like Ai Weiwei or the Futurists; like Joseph Beuys she believes that art can change us and we can change the world.

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