This painting highlights many of the characteristics of Baroque art. Like some artists, such as Rubens, the human nude was used. The artist has Cupid look like a human in their real form with the exception of the addition of his wings. The concept of dark and bright colors is also clearly distinguished. The white draping behind Cupid and even his skin jumps off of the page far the clarity and brightness of the color. On the contrast, the background is virtually solid black and his wings and hair fade into the background. The face of Cupid is also intriguing for it looks as if it is that of a young boy. Caravaggio did not try to make his face strong and powerful like many of the gods were portrayed. A certain strangeness is also a characteristic of the painting for there is little to look at besides Cupid. His pose even has a certain oddness to it and the painting is not a scene, but merely a human still life. Caravaggio was a highly regarded artists and his style helps to add to the Baroque period.