Love has been one of the most prominent themes depicted in art throughout history. Many artists have been inspired to create works that evoked powerful emotion to people around the world…thankfully for art lovers these artists channeled their emotions into timeless masterpieces.
Beautiful love paintings are much appreciated around the world. It is a favorite subject for several famous artists. Romantic paintings of lovers are a feast to the eyes and it’s beautiful to see how perspectives on love have evolved over the centuries.
In honor of St. Valentine’s Day, cast your adoring eyes on five of the sweetest representations of romance.
The Lovers, 1855 by William Powell Frith
The Kiss, 1907-1908 by Gustav Klimt
Il Bacio, 1867 by Francesco Hayez
The Swing, 1767 by Jean-Honore Fragonard
Romeo and Juliet, 1884 by Frank Bernard’s Dicksee