When you think of art, what words come to your mind? Creativity, innovation, talent, and imagination, perhaps? How about romance? We think art is intrinsically romantic, even intoxicating. This is especially true of certain love-themed paintings.
What paintings make your heart pound? For us, it’s Klimt’s The Kiss, Chagall’s The Bridal Pair with the Eiffel Tower, and Renoir’s Dance in the City.
Klimt’s The Kiss Was Named “Most Romantic Oil Painting”
Is it possible that The Kiss, painted between 1908 and 1909 by Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, is one the most romantic paintings in history? We think so, and so does artdaily.org. It declared The Kiss to be the most romantic oil painting for Valentine’s Day 2011. The article 15 Things You Should Know About Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ says, “Inspired by the Byzantine mosaics he’d seen on his travels, Klimt mingled gold leaf into his oil paints (used in The Kiss) to create what would become his signature style.” The article also mentions that the painter created this work of art during a time when his career was on a “downswing.” Lucky for us he found it within himself to continue to create, and to paint The Kiss.
Chagall’s The Bridal Pair with The Eiffel Tower is Fantastical and Romantic
The Bridal Pair with the Eiffel Tower, painted by Marc Chagall in 1939, is another example of a richly romantic work of art. Besides the Eiffel tower and a bridal couple, this ethereal painting features a violin-playing goat, cherub-like winged creatures, a rooster, and other figures of whimsy. Marcchagall.net writes, “The subject of the (The Bridal Pair with the Eiffel Tower) is grounded in reality, a bride and groom embrace in front of The Eiffel Tower, however, the couple are positioned at an unnatural angle with the ground. They almost appear to be floating, an illusion that is enhanced by the small size of the town in the distance, and the distance that seems to exist between their feet and the ground.” The unrealistic nature of this painting only adds to its romantic feel.
Renoir’s Dance in the City Evokes Gentle Feelings of Affection
While Chagall’s Bridal Pair is ethereally romantic and Klimt’s The Kiss is erotically romantic, Renoir’s Dance in the City, painted in 1883, is gently, classically, innocently romantic. Of this piece, Musee d’Orsay writes, “The couple swept away by the music seems to have left a disorderly table, a carelessness accentuated by the hat dropped in the foreground. There are many contrasts between the two panels, even in the colours, cool for Suzanne Valadon’s dress in City Dance…” Surely Renoir was a romantic at heart.
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