Art is so often inspired by love, and vice versa. Sometimes it's nice to be able to whip out some artistic knowledge, especially if you're taking a date to an art museum. So, need to impress your sweetie? Check out these five paintings, and make a splash.
"Romeo and Juliet" by Sir Francis Dicksee, 1884.
Perhaps one of the most recognizable scenes in the art world, it is also one of the most romantic, and depicts the famed balcony scene in Shakespeare’s masterpiece.
"Meeting on the Turret Stairs" aka "Hellelil and Hildebrand" by Sir Frederic William Burton, 1864
Based on a story of ill-fated love, this painting shows a tender moment between two doomed lovers.
"The Kiss" by Francesco Hayez, 1859
The whole focus here is on the kiss itself, not the couple as individuals, making it one of the most iconic kisses in Western art.
"The Painter's Honeymoon" by Sir Frederic Leighton, 1864
A tender scene of love between two newlyweds.
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