A Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros



by Adolphe William Bouguereau
published on 29 January 2014

A nude girl sits in an ancient landscape, trying to push away Eros / Cupid, the god of love, who is holding an arrow. Nevertheless, she is smiling, suggesting that she might not really want to prevent him from hitting her with the arrow of love.

Adolphe William Bouguereau
French, about 1880
Oil on canvas
31 1/4 x 21 5/8 in.
Getty Museum

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