Milan fetes Cupid and Psyche in ENI Christmas show

Works by Neoclassical artists Canova and Gerard on display

Milan fetes Cupid and Psyche in ENI Christmas show

Milan, November 30 - The fable of Cupid and Psyche from Apuleius' Metamorphoses is at the heart of an exhibition that opened in Milan on Friday. The show, Amore e Psiche, has been put on thanks to an initiative by Italian energy group ENI in partnership with the Louvre in Paris. It features two masterpieces of Neoclassical art: 'Amore e Psiche Stanti' (1797) by Italian sculptor Antonio Canova and 'Psyche' et l'Amour' (1798) by French painter Franois Gerard. The works are on display together for the first time and can be viewed in the Alessi room in Palazzo Marino until January 13. ''Milan is our city and we want to continue with our tradition of giving the Milanese a Christmas present together with the city council and the Louvre,'' said ENI CEO Paolo Scaroni. The initiative is expected to attract more than the 210,000 people who came last year to admire the 17th-century works 'The Adoration of the shepherds' and 'Joseph, the carpenter' by Georges de La Tour. photo: ENI CEO Paolo Scaroni

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