Inspired by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Cupid and Psyche, c. 1789.
We chose this image, Cupid and Psyche because we were drawn to its experimentation with light and shadow. We later read that the painter Joshua Reynolds had purposely experimented with light at nighttime. We were also very interested in the sky in the background as it looks very effective. We decided to make our animation follow the story behind the image of Cupid and Psyche. We named our image ‘The Trials of Love’ as Cupid and Psyche is a love story, the idea behind this name is that love is so up and down and over the years love never changes.