Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner reimagined as ancient lovers Cupid and Psyche
A classically trained artist has recreated an historic painting depicting ancient lovers Cupid and Psyche - replacing Cupid with One Direction heart throb Harry Styles - and Psyche with reality star and model, Kendall Jenner, to celebrate what will be their first Valentine’s Day as a couple.
'The Abduction of Psyche', painted by William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1895 depicts Cupid holding his wife Psyche lovingly in his arms. Inspired by Kendall Jenner's model looks and Harry Styles' lothario reputation, quirky Canadian art company, Nobilified.com chose this famous 19th century artwork to reimagine the much-publicised couple as.
In the painting, both Harry and Kendall are nude with Harry Styles modelling his signature swept-back long hair with most of his tattoos on display and Kendall sporting her fresh-faced model look.
Harry Styles, a member of popular boyband One Direction, already has a reputation as a womaniser with a sring of famous girlfriends. The press recently revealed that Harry and Kendall, who shot to fame on reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians, were dating, igniting a worldwide frenzy from One Direction and Kardashian fans.
The 60*80cm piece has been commissioned by Nobilified to celebrate the famous couple’s first Valentine’s Day together and was entirely hand painted, taking more than eight days to finish. Fans of Harry and Kendall can win the oil on canvas artwork by expressing their love for the couple on Twitter, tagging @nobilified in, or they can simply buy a print at our society6 page.
“Harry and Kendall are the hottest couple around right now and breaking a lot of hearts around the world, so we felt it was important to help remember and cherish this important cultural moment.
“At Nobilified, we thought about which historical portraits best captured the energy between these two lovebirds and felt the love story full of trials and tribulations between Cupid and Psyche hit the nail on the head in terms of romance, aesthetics and messaging. We’re really happy with the result and excited to send it as our Valentine’s day gift to one lucky fan to hang on their wall!"