Colors That Make the Heart Beat Faster

From Rubens' red to Renoir's pink

By Google Arts & Culture

Between Red_087 (2009) by Lee, SeahyunKorean Art Museum Association

Roses are red

Carnations are pink

Here are some artworks that will make you think...of passion!

Celebrate the colors of love - from seductive scarlet to romantic rose.

Red Cannas (1927) by Georgia O'KeeffeAmon Carter Museum of American Art

Ruby red in Georgia O'Keeffe's 'Red Cannas'

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Portrait Study in Pink (The Pink Gown) (1896/1896) by John White AlexanderVirginia Museum of Fine Arts

Dusty pink in John White Alexander's 'Portrait Study in Pink (The Pink Gown)'

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Matthaeus Yrsselius (1541-1629), Abbot of Sint-Michiel's Abbey in Antwerp (About 1624) by Peter Paul RubensSMK - Statens Museum for Kunst

Vermilion red in Peter Paul Rubens' 'Matthaeus Yrsselius'

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Kneeling Female in Orange-Red Dress (1910) by Egon SchieleLeopold Museum

Vibrant orange red in Egon Schiele's 'Kneeling Female in Orange-Red Dress'

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Lucca Madonna (1437) by Jan van EyckStädel Museum

Sumptuous scarlet in Jan van Eyck's 'Lucca Madonna'

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Young Woman in Red Dress (1892) by RENOIR, Pierre-AugusteTokyo Fuji Art Museum

Soft, salmon pink in Pierre-Auguste Renoir's 'Young Woman in Red Dress'

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Red-lacquered saké bottle (Muromachi period (15th century)) by UnknownSuntory Museum of Art

Coral red in this Muromachi period red-lacquered saké bottle

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Le Domino Rose (about 1895 - about 1895) by John Humphreys JohnstonMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston

Hot pink in John Humphreys Johnston's 'Le Domino Rose'

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One Love (1994) by Ahn, Chang HongKorean Art Museum Association

Red is the color of passion and romance, but it's also the color of anger and danger... and what could be more appropriate to symbolize the nature of love...

Blood red in Chang Hong Ahn's 'One Love'

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