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

[caption id="attachment_19227" align="aligncenter" width="706"]Egon Schiele, Lovers Man and Woman, 1914, private collection, searching for love in art Egon Schiele, Lovers Man and Woman, 1914, private collection[/caption]

Klimt

[caption id="attachment_19219" align="aligncenter" width="426"]Gustav Klimt, Love, 1895, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria, searching for love in art Gustav Klimt, Love, 1895, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria[/caption]

Gauguin

[caption id="attachment_19218" align="aligncenter" width="411"]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[/caption]

Kahlo

[caption id="attachment_19220" align="aligncenter" width="750"]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[/caption]

Chagall

[caption id="attachment_19221" align="aligncenter" width="518"]Marc Chagall, Blue Lovers, 1914, private collection, searching for love in art Marc Chagall, Blue Lovers, 1914, private collection[/caption]

Titian

[caption id="attachment_19222" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Titian, profane love, 1515, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria, searching for love in art Titian, profane love, 1515, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria[/caption]

Renoir

[caption id="attachment_19223" align="aligncenter" width="440"]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[/caption]

Ernst

[caption id="attachment_19226" align="aligncenter" width="482"]Max Ernst, A Night of Love, 1927, private collection, searching for love in art Max Ernst, A Night of Love, 1927, private collection[/caption]

Dalí

[caption id="attachment_19224" align="aligncenter" width="745"]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[/caption]

Kokoschka

[caption id="attachment_19228" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Oskar Kokoschka, Lovers with Cat, 1917, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, searching for love Oskar Kokoschka, Lovers with Cat, 1917, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland[/caption]

Beardsley

[caption id="attachment_19229" align="aligncenter" width="388"]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[/caption]

Duchamp

[caption id="attachment_19225" align="aligncenter" width="321"]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[/caption]

Altdorfer

[caption id="attachment_19230" align="aligncenter" width="633"]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[/caption]

Millais

[caption id="attachment_19231" align="aligncenter" width="413"]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[/caption]

Kruger

[caption id="attachment_19232" align="aligncenter" width="499"]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[/caption]

Magritte

[caption id="attachment_19236" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Rene Magritte, The song of love, 1948, private collection, searching for love in art Rene Magritte, The song of love, 1948, private collection[/caption]

Rubens

[caption id="attachment_19234" align="aligncenter" width="750"]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[/caption]

Bouguereau

[caption id="attachment_19235" align="aligncenter" width="487"]William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Love Disarmed, 1885, private collection William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Love Disarmed, 1885, private collection[/caption]

Van Gogh

[caption id="attachment_19233" align="aligncenter" width="410"]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[/caption]   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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