Cupid and Psyche (1907) by Edvard Munch

Cupid and Psyche - Edvard Munch - 1907

Artwork Information

TitleCupid and Psyche
ArtistEdvard Munch
Dimensions119.5 x 99 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationMunch Museum, Oslo, Norway

About Cupid and Psyche

The artwork “Cupid and Psyche” by Edvard Munch dates back to 1907. It is painted in oil on canvas and falls under the Expressionism movement. The piece measures 119.5 x 99 cm and represents a mythological genre. Currently, it is housed at the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway.

The painting portrays the mythological figures of Cupid and Psyche, with a focus on the psychological rather than the physical, which is characteristic of Expressionist art. The brushwork appears fluid and somewhat abstract, and Munch’s use of color and line conveys deep emotion and a sense of intensity. The central figures of Cupid and Psyche are rendered with loose strokes, capturing their intimate and tragic romantic tale from classical mythology in a style that conveys the emotional resonance of the subject matter, rather than focusing on detailed realism. The composition suggests closeness and interaction between the figures, encapsulating elements of desire, passion, and perhaps the turmoil that defines their story.

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