Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Two cupids fighting over a heart

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Two cupids fighting over a heart 
ca. 1780
Jean-Baptiste Pigalle,  French 1714-1785
Marble
Israel Museum
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Oi, is that heart about to be stomped on?!

Getting a head start on Valentine's Day, I'm hoping that all you blog-friends will get and give lots of love tomorrow and every other day.
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10 comments:

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful statue! Thanks for your comment about the language without vowels. Yes that why I think you are so clever to be able to read and write Hebrew!

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful statue! I wish you love and peace Dina:-)

Mary Gerdt said...

Delightful image! Happy Valentine's Day! Mary

Kay said...

Gee... I didn't know there were two Cupids. Happy Valentines's Day, Dina!

Petrea Burchard said...

Sweet!

Dina said...

Wil, Spiderdama, Mary, Petrea--thanks for your enthusiastic responses. :)

Kay, you sent me off to read more about that good question.
Wikipedia on Cupid says this:

"In classical mythology, Cupid (Latin Cupido, meaning "desire") is the god of desire, erotic love, and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus, and is known in Latin also as Amor ("Love").
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In art, Cupid often appears in multiples as the Amores, or amorini in the later terminology of art history, the equivalent of the Greek erotes. Cupids are a frequent motif of both Roman art and later Western art of the classical tradition. In the 15th century, the iconography of Cupid starts to become indistinguishable from the putto."

Hilda said...

I guess this is how confused and confusing relationships begin.

Happy Valentine's Day, Dina!

Karl Demetz said...

Nice statues, but are cupids really angels? :-)
Happy Valentine's Day, Dina!

Dina said...

Hilda, I guess!

Karl, not all winged mythological creatures are angels, apparently.

JM said...

Absolutely lovely cupids!