8 Love Lessons from Art History

By Google Arts & Culture

The art of love...

Blind-Mans Buff (1750/1752) by Jean-Honore FragonardThe Toledo Museum of Art

Take some tips in the art of love from these paintings of lovers and loved ones from across art history.

1. French Rococo artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard, reminding us that sometimes we fall in love at first sight, and sometimes not...

Romance (1988) by Dan DaileyHuntington Museum of Art

2. Dan Dailey's glass sculpture, reminding us that the way to a lover's heart is through her stomach...

A Romance (Paris, 1894) by Santiago RusiñolMuseu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, Barcelona

3. Spanish Modernista painter Santiago Rusiñol, reminding us that music is the food of love...

Mural by Banksy by BanksyGlobal Street Art Foundation

4. This London mural by Banksy, reminding us that public displays of affection can sometimes be a good thing...

A Couple, probably Isaac Abrahamsz Massa and Beatrix van der Laen (Around 1622) by Frans HalsRijksmuseum

5. Dutch portraitist Frans Hals, reminding us that married couples can have fun too...

Tenderness by Maria ZagorskayaState Museum — Cultural Center «Integration» named after N. A. Ostrovsky

6. Russian artist Maria Zagorskaya, reminding us that two heads are better than one...

Wang Xingwei, Untitled (Watering Flowers) by Wang XingweiUCCA Center for Contemporary Art

7. Contemporary painter Wang Xingwei, reminding us that relationships are about helping one another grow... and that they also need a bit of maintenance!

Diego Rivera (in his studio at San Angel) (1940) by UnknownMuseo Frida Kahlo

8. Kahlo's pink kiss on a photograph of Diego Rivera, reminding us that the simplest gesture can transform any image into a work of art.

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