February 14, 2012
Eros & Psyche
In the spirit of the holiday, eat some chocolate and feast your pheromone-addled minds on these: Einstein in Love: A Scientific Romance by Dennis Overbye and Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss. Then spend some time gazing at Canova's "Eros and Psyche" (or "Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss") which is, I think, the most romantic sculpture of all time. The beauty, the tragedy, the science: your hearts will pound.