The first kiss (detail)
Magnificent reproduction of Cupid and Psyche, infantsbetter known as The first kissby William-Adolphe Bouguereau painted in 1890.
This work, framed within the academicist movement, reproduces the beginning of the forbidden romance between Cupid and Psyche. Psyche's beauty won her the adoration of men. This angered Venus, who sent her son Cupid to attack her with his arrows in order to make Psyche fall in love with a hideous creature. Cupid accidentally wounded himself with an arrow, falling in love with his intended victim. The delicacy of the figures on the vaporous background, rendered with soft brushstrokes in a palette of pastel colors, conveys peace and delicacy. The whiteness of the flesh and the cold and vibrant tones of the clouds condense the ideal of purity that the painter wanted to symbolize.
In Martí Arte you can find different reproductions of Bouguereau of high quality and in different sizes. We are experts in reproduction of works of art from different periods and styles. If you want to buy cheap oil canvases online, at our catalogue you will find what you need, as well as other reproductions in different materials.
Top quality materials: choose between Fine Art Opaque Matte 180 gr/m2 paper - 325 gr/m2 removable adhesive vinyl - Dibond (rigid aluminium composite board) or 390 gr/m2 cotton canvas.
Printing: Plotter of 12 pigmented inks with water base. Our printing technology
Protective coatings on all our reproductions on canvas. This layer protects against physical, chemical and ultraviolet rays aggressions. The varnish gives this product the best finish on the market. We apply the "facsimile" finish. with brush by handwhich gives relief to the brushstroke.
Frame for stretched canvas: we use spliced pine frame, with the edges decorated as a continuation of the painting itself. Edge thickness (depth) to choose 2, 3.5 or 4 cm.
In our artisan workshop we make sure that the frames are of the highest quality. All our mouldings are made of natural wood with different finishes.
- Film on paper: glass 2 mm. Táblex backside nailed and sealed with gummed paper.
- Canvas: Canvas glued on rigid. Nailed and sealed with gummed paper.
Attention: for transport security, our standard shipments accept framed artworks. with glass up to 70 cm larger side. Contact us if you are interested in larger sizes.