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The Story of Cupid and Psyche, Jacopo del Sellayo

The Story of Cupid and Psyche, Jacopo del Sellayo

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The Story of Cupid and Psyche - Jacopo del Sellayo. C. 1490

Jacopo del Sellayo (1441 / 42-1493), an artist working in the manner of Botticelli, wrote two panels that tell the love story of Psyche and Cupid. Here we see the first part of this myth.

In the villa, on the left side of the picture, the conception and birth of the daughter of Apollo Psyche, which is then everywhere depicted in a white dress, is captured. Her beauty aroused the envy of Venus, who sent her son Cupid to make Psyche fall in love with one of the ugly. When Psyche appears in front of her fans, Cupid flying over them falls in love with Psyche and can no longer fulfill his mission. The oracle tells Psyche to climb a high mountain, on top of which the wind picks it up, and it floats down the air and falls asleep.

On the right side of the picture is Psyche - in a luxurious house owned by Cupid, where envious sisters visit her. Cupid forbade her to look at him, but the sisters persuade her to look at her lover. Seeing Cupid, she falls in love with him. At that moment, a drop of hot oil from the lamp falls on Cupid's cheek, and, angry, he leaves her. Trying to keep a loved one Psyche grabs Cupid by the ankle.

On the paired panel, the master wrote the end of the history of the trials of Psyche and the final scene of the wedding.

Watch the video: The myth of Cupid and Psyche - Brendan Pelsue (June 2022).


  1. Jurrien

    Clearly, many thanks for the information.

  2. Gakus

    No time for love now, fin. crisis is a serious thing

  3. Paris

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  4. Dameon

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