C.E.J. Pacian presents the world's first liquid-fuelled rocket-blog: trapped in a hyperbolic orbit to nowhere in particular.
strange image, he seems not particularly rampant and she not particularly unhappy. My first thought was that he was shielding her from some danger (that she wasn't sure she needed to be protected from)
I think that rather than a literal 'kidnapping', the painting is supposed to represent a woman being swept off her feet by a handsome man.Specifically, Cupid is carrying her off to the heavens where she will be immortalised as a goddess. And before the couple reached this stage, Psyche first had to win back his love after betraying him. Not a typical case of a man throwing a woman over his shoulder, by any means.
I have to say I certainly prefer this image of Cupid over the usual cherubic Cupid depicted for Valentine's Day - judging from this, they don't do him justice.He must have had the artist paint him from his good side.
The whole thing is very interesting indeed...
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