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Unformatted text preview: an ancient statue of 'Venus Leaving the Bath'. He depicts a moment in which the viewer's eye is caught in the same way as Cupid's was. Her thin, wing-like drapery hints at Psyche as the personification of the soul. Leighton often painted classical subject matter. This has led to him being numbered among the Victorian 'OIympians' - after Mount OIympus, home of the Greek gods. The Bath of Psyche (detail): Frederick Leighton (1830-1896). Oil on canvas, 1890 http://persephone.cps.unizar.es/General/Gente/SPD/Pre-Raphaelites/Pre-Raphaelites.html...
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