Erotica

Oh Cupid, Mon Amour! Cupids Just Being Awesome

Magda Michalska 13 February 2017 min Read

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

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