Wednesday, December 29, 2010


CupidCupid by Nikolai Ivanovich Argunov (1771 - 1829) - the painter, the academician of the St.Petersburg Academy of arts (1818). The son of I.P. Argunov.

In Roman mythology, Cupid (Latin cupido, meaning "desire") is the god of desire, affection and erotic love. He is the son of goddess Venus and god Mars.

Cupid is frequently shown shooting his bow to inspire romantic love, often as an icon of Valentine's Day. In popular culture he is the personification of love and courtship.
This image is a faithful reproduction of a two-dimensional work of art and thus not copyrightable in itself in the U.S. as per Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.; the same is also true in many other countries. The original two-dimensional work shown in this image is free content because: This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF. Works published before 1923 are now in the public domain and also in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris) in this case (Nikolai Ivanovich Argunov (1771 - 1829) and that most commonly run for a period of 50 to 70 years from december 31 of that date.

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