Famous Cupid Art Artwork

Famous Cupid Art

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List of famous Cupid art, listed alphabetically with pictures of the artwork when available. This list includes examples of historic Cupid paintings, sculptures and any other forms of art. These are all popular Cupid works by famous or notable artists, so you'll most likely recognize the majority of artists on this list. Though the years Cupid has been a reoccurring subject in the world of art, drawing inspiration from renowned artists all around the world If any amazing Cupid art pieces are missing, feel free to add them below.

The list you're viewing is made up of items like Primavera and Amor Vincit Omnia.

If you're looking to answer the question, "What is an example of Cupid art?" then this list will be of use to you.


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    • Artist: Titian, imitator of
    • Subject: Venus, Cupid
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Amor Vincit Omnia
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    Amor Vincit Omnia is a painting by the Italian early realist / post-Mannerist artist Caravaggio. Amor Vincit Omnia shows Amor, the Roman Cupid, wearing dark eagle wings, half-sitting on or perhaps climbing down from what appears to be a table. Scattered around are the emblems of all human endeavours – ...more

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    • Artist: Caravaggio
    • Subject: Cupid
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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    The Cupid was a sculpture created by Renaissance artist Michelangelo in 1496, which he artificially aged to make it look like an antique from the advice of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco. It was this sculpture which first brought him to the attention of patrons in Rome. The work is now lost.more

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    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Subject: Cupid
    • Art Form: Sculpture
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
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    Cupid Chastised
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    Cupid Chastised (1613) is a painting by Italian baroque artist Bartolomeo Manfredi.more

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    • Artist: Bartolomeo Manfredi
    • Subject: Mars, Cupid
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Italian Baroque, Caravaggisti
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    "Cupid Sleeping" (c. 1618) is a painting by Italian artist Giovanni Battista Caracciolo.more

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    • Artist: Battistello Caracciolo
    • Subject: Cupid
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Baroque
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    Cupidon

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    • Artist: William-Adolphe Bouguereau
    • Subject: Cupid
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Primavera
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    Primavera, also known as Allegory of Spring, is a tempera panel painting by Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli. Painted ca. 1482, the painting is described in Culture & Values as "[o]ne of the most popular paintings in Western art". It is also, according to Botticelli, Primavera, "one of the ...more

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    • Artist: Sandro Botticelli
    • Subject: Venus, Zephyrus, Flora, Chloris, Cupid, + more
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance
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    Antonio Canova's sculpture Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss, first commissioned in 1787 by Colonel John Campbell, is a masterpiece of Neoclassical sculpture, but shows the mythological lovers at a moment of great emotion, characteristic of the emerging movement of Romanticism. It represents the god Cupid ...more

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    • Artist: Antonio Canova
    • Subject: Cupid
    • Art Form: Sculpture
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    Sleeping Cupid

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    Sleeping Cupid
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    Sleeping Cupid is a painting by the Italian master Caravaggio. Unlike many of Caravaggio's works, it can be dated accurately. It was commissioned for Fra Francesco dell'Antella, Florentine Secretary for Italy to Alof de Wignacourt, Grand Master of the Knights of Malta, and an old inscription on the back ...more

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    • Artist: Caravaggio
    • Subject: Cupid
    • Art Form: Painting
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    The Education of Cupid
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    The Education of Cupid (1525) is a painting by Italian late Renaissance artist Antonio Allegri da Correggio.more

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    • Artist: Antonio da Correggio
    • Subject: Venus, Cupid, Mercury
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance
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    L'Amour et Psyché, enfants

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    L'Amour et Psyché, enfants
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    L'Amour et Psyché, enfants is one of William-Adolphe Bouguereau's most famous paintings. It is incorrectly known as Le Premier Baiser. The painting is an oil on canvas, 60 x 71 cm, and it is housed in a private collection. The subject of the painting stems from the story of Cupid and Psyche told by ...more

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    • Artist: William-Adolphe Bouguereau
    • Subject: Cupid
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Venus and Amor

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    Venus and Amor
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    Venus and Amor is a c. 1524 painting by the German painter and printmaker Hans Holbein the Younger, conserved in the Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland. Although the work is Holbein's earliest mythological painting, depicting the Roman goddess of love, Venus, with her son Amor, the model is believed to be ...more

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    • Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
    • Subject: Venus, Cupid
    • Art Form: Painting
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    • Artist: Alessandro Turchi
    • Subject: Venus, Cupid
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    Venus and Cupid at the Forge of Vulcan

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    • Artist: Johann Michael Rottmayr
    • Subject: Venus, Cupid
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    Venus and Cupid with a Satyr
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    Venus and Cupid with a Satyr is a painting by the Italian late Renaissance artist Antonio Allegri da Correggio. It is housed in the Musée du Louvre, Paris. This painting was in the 16th century in the private collection of count Nicholas Maffei. It is very likely that one of the members of the Maffei ...more

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    • Artist: Antonio da Correggio
    • Subject: Venus, Cupid
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance
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    Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time
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    Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time is an allegorical painting by the Florentine artist Agnolo Bronzino. It is now in the National Gallery, London.more

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    • Artist: Agnolo di Cosimo
    • Subject: Venus, Cupid
    • Genres (Art): Allegory
    • Art Form: Painting
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