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The Market for Cupids

The Market for Cupids is a 3-meter long tempera painting by Antonio Canova.
It was inspired by the paintings found at Pompeii, however the idea of a market for Cupids is genial. It represents the inevitable moment of parting from a loved one. The detachment from affection is here depicted with humor and melancholy at the same time.
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