Mythological tales and stories from the Greek and Roman mythology depicting naked gods were often used as theme for the different paintings, like the scene where the two Leucippides, Leucippus daughters are abducted by Castor and Pollux. Immortality is granted to the soul of Psyche as a reward for commitment to sexual love. Both male and female nude depictions were common in antiquity, especially in ancient Greece. Sell on Amazon Start a Selling Account. These carvings are possibly tantric sexual practices. She was also worshipped as a goddess of pardons or forgiveness; freed prisoners would hang their chains in the sacred grove of her sanctuary at Phlius.
Cupid continued to be a popular figure in the Middle Ageswhen under Christian influence he often had a dual nature as Heavenly and Earthly love.
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Added to your Cart. The story of Cupid and Psychedepicted as young lovers, is an allegory of immortal love. Another famous example is Amor Vincit Omnia by Caravaggio. Study of naked manby Michelangelo. Most of the early images were closely guarded or surreptitiously circulated as violations of the social norms of the time, since the photograph captures real nudity. Reflections on a Tale from Marco Polo".