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Searching for Love in Art

Jacques-Louis David, Cupid and Psyche, 1817, Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), Cleveland, OH, US

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Searching for Love in Art

LOVE ALERT! The following array of paintings is a heart-warming collection of artworks worth sharing with your beloved. They are so much more romantic than chocolate hearts and cute fluffy animals! Have a magic Valentine’s!

Schiele

Egon Schiele, Lovers Man and Woman, 1914, private collection, searching for love in art

Egon Schiele, Lovers Man and Woman, 1914, private collection

Klimt

Gustav Klimt, Love, 1895, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria, searching for love in art

Gustav Klimt, Love, 1895, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Gauguin

Paul Gauguin, Here we make love, c.1893, private collection, searching for love in art

Paul Gauguin, Here we make love, c.1893, private collection

Kahlo

Frida Kahlo, A Few Small Nips (Passionately in Love), 1935, Dolores Olmedo Collection, Mexico City, Mexico, searching for love in art

Frida Kahlo, A Few Small Nips (Passionately in Love), 1935, Dolores Olmedo Collection, Mexico City, Mexico

Chagall

Marc Chagall, Blue Lovers, 1914, private collection, searching for love in art

Marc Chagall, Blue Lovers, 1914, private collection

Titian

Titian, profane love, 1515, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria, searching for love in art

Titian, profane love, 1515, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The lovers, 1875, National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, searching for love in art

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The lovers, 1875, National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Ernst

Max Ernst, A Night of Love, 1927, private collection, searching for love in art

Max Ernst, A Night of Love, 1927, private collection

Dalí

Salvador Dalí, Two Pieces of Bread Expressing the Sentiment of Love, 1940, Dalí Theatre and Museum, Figueres, Spain, searching for love in art

Salvador Dalí, Two Pieces of Bread Expressing the Sentiment of Love, 1940, Dalí Theatre and Museum, Figueres, Spain

Kokoschka

Oskar Kokoschka, Lovers with Cat, 1917, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, searching for love

Oskar Kokoschka, Lovers with Cat, 1917, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley, The Mirror of Love, 1895, V&A, London, searching for love in art

Aubrey Beardsley, The Mirror of Love, 1895, V&A, London

Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp, After love in the series: The Large Glass and Related Works with Nine Etchings by Marcel Duchamp on the Theme of The Lovers,1968, Philadelphia Museum of Art, searching for love in art

Marcel Duchamp, After love in the series: The Large Glass and Related Works with Nine Etchings by Marcel Duchamp on the Theme of The Lovers,1968, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Altdorfer

Albrecht Altdorfer, Lovers,1530, Budapest Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary, searching for love in art

Albrecht Altdorfer, Lovers,1530, Budapest Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

Millais

John Everett Millais, The crown of Love, 1875, private collection, searching for love in art

John Everett Millais, The crown of Love, 1875, private collection

Kruger

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Money can buy you love),1985, source: wikiart, searching for love in art

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Money can buy you love),1985, source: wikiart

Magritte

Rene Magritte, The song of love, 1948, private collection, searching for love in art

Rene Magritte, The song of love, 1948, private collection

Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens, The garden of love, 1633, Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain, searching for love in art

Peter Paul Rubens, The garden of love, 1633, Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain

Bouguereau

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Love Disarmed, 1885, private collection

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Love Disarmed, 1885, private collection

Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh, Two Lovers, Arles (Fragment), 1888, private collection, searching for love in art

Vincent van Gogh, Two Lovers, Arles (Fragment), 1888, private collection

 

If after this selection you feel you need to leave your half to find somebody who’s an art lover, read How To Break Up (And What To Do Next): 5 Love Tips From Brazilian Painter Belmiro de Almeida. 

Or if you’re single and you hate it/love it, have a look at All by Myself, a Lonely Story of Solitude in Painting.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Magda, art historian and Italianist, she writes about art because she cannot make it herself. She loves committed and political artists like Ai Weiwei or the Futurists; like Joseph Beuys she believes that art can change us and we can change the world.

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