Sep 09, · Eros and Psyche is one of the most famous masterpieces by Antonio Canova. This sculpture in white marble was built between 17and depicts the moment when the two lovers are reunited after a long and difficult separation. I had the opportunity to admire Love and Psyche several times at Louvre in Paris and each time he conveyed to me. The dual aspects in the myth of Psyche which Gérard is depicting explain the work's composite nature. It is a subtle blend of coldness and sensuality, as is Canova's figure group, Eros Awakening Psyche, sculpted five years earlier. The sensuality of Gérard's two figures stems from their nudity and especially from Cupid's pose.