Cupid Pictures

In many Cupid pictures, the god of love is represented as chasing girls. He is a symbol of the love which blossoms, but young girls are afraid of this new feeling, so they try to reject the little winged boy.

As you can see, many of these paintings belong to William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), who was a French academic painter. He drew inspiration from mythology and painted in an almost photo-realistic style. He liked to represent the female body, so it's no wonder that he chose the topic of Cupid and young girls in so many paintings, it surely made for a nice composition!

Sidenote: nineteen years after the death of his first wife, he married again, at the ripe age of 69, with a much younger woman. Nothing new under the sun, except for the fact that this made him support and fight for the women's rights - and that's really something!

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Girl Defending Herself Ag...
Adolphe Bouguereau



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L'Innocence
Adolphe Bouguereau



Invading Cupid's Realm


Invading Cupid's...
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Springtime


Springtime
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And sure, all's nice and well in spring, but the result is a wounded heart.
The Wound of Love, 1897


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Who Strays.....
William Margetson



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Love and the Maiden
John Spencer-Stanhope



Sometimes the girl just doesn't understand what it's going to happen when love strikes.

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Young Love
Adolphe Bouguereau



Chansons De Printemps, 1889


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L'Eveil Du Coeur
Adolphe Bouguereau



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Work Interrupted


Work Interrupted
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