Subject Matter explication on Cupid and Psyche.

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Appreciation of art is beyond just seeing the esthetics of a piece. The main key to fully appreciate art is to understand and value what is behind an art piece. Most of the times, the message is not clear due to the use of symbolism. Some other times, the art piece is clear and only requires some research. This is the case in this subject. Cupid and Psyche is a love story extracted from the …

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