Love, art and all that

Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville, 1950, by Robert Doisneau

Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville (1950) by Robert Doisneau

JWW_TheLadyOfShallot_1888

The Lady of Shalott (1888) by John William Waterhouse

The Jewish Bride, 1665 by Rembrandt van Rijn

Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville (1950) by Robert Doisneau

The Three Ages of Man, about 1512-14, by Titian

The Three Ages of Man (c1512-14) by Titian

I don’t know if you are like me and don’t kick up a big fuzz over Valentine’s Day. Either way, hate it or love it, love has been one of the central and most used themes in art for centuries, and you will be sure to find paintings of devoted lover and heartbroken maids in any of London’s many art galleries. Above is three of my favorites – especially Doisneau’s  photo is beautiful. Jonathan Jones from the Guardian wrote about art and love in his daily column today and I think you should have a look if you are interested in ‘art with a heart’.

Question for you: What is your favorite piece of ‘art with a heart’ this Valentine’s? 

Happy Valentines day for now and look up for a less cheesy post tomorrow!

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