Searching for Love in Art

Magda Michalska 14 February 2019 min Read

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!

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