The collections at Loggia explore select areas of study in art and art history, architecture and design, the decorative arts, industrial design, and classical studies such as Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythology.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.



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Cupid and Psyche

title | Cupid and Psyche

artist | Antonio Canova

style | Neoclassicism

date | 1787-93

collection | Mus�e du Louvre, Paris

Art History at a Glance

This marble statue depicts mythological lovers Cupid and Psyche. In Classical myth, Cupid was the Roman god of love and desire, while Psyche (the name, incidentally, means "soul" in Greek) was a beautiful mortal woman. Their passionate embrace is captured for eternity in this lyrical work by Italian sculptor Antonio Canova.

For More Information

An article about Cupid and Psyche in Classical mythology is available at Mythography.


This beautiful book (which is a part of the Phaidon Art & Ideas series) features information about the Neoclassical style. It is an insightful and delightful introduction to an important period in the history of art.