Eros (Cupid) – the god of love, son of
(Venus). Very often depicted as a naughty child with a toy bow and arrows,
which can inflict cruel wounds as his whims dictate (everyone wounded by
one kind of arrows falls in love with the first one met, another kind of
arrows arouses repulsion to the first one met).
One of the most celebrated legends in which a grown-up Eros plays a part is the romantic story of Psyche.
See: François Boucher. Cupids. The Education of Cupid.
Feodor Bruni Bacchante Giving Wine to Cupid.
Sir Edward Burne-Jones Cupid Delivering Psyche.
Caravaggio Cupid, Sleeping Cupid.
Lucas Cranach the Elder Venus and Cupid, Cupid Complaining to Venus, Venus with Cupid Stealing Honey, Venus and Cupid, Venus and Cupid.
Albrecht Dürer Cupid the Honey Thief.
Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Venus and Cupid. Venus Refusing Cupid a Kiss.
François-Pascal-Simon Gérard. Amour and Psyche, also known as Psyche Receiveing Her First Kiss of Love.
Jacob Jordaens. Cupid and Sleeping Nymphs.
Lorenzo Lotto Venus and Cupid.
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Cupid as a Link Boy. Venus Chiding Cupid. Cupid Undoing Venus's Belt.
Titian Venus and Cupid with an Organist, Venus Blindfolding Cupid, Cupid with the Wheel of Fortune.
Paolo Veronese. Cupid and Two Dogs.