For St.Valentines day we decided to make a list of the most famous and interesting artworks about love, which captured the most romantic moments or symbolize deep feelings.
1. Alfred Eisenstaedt, Kiss by August 14, 1945
This photograph portrays a U.S. Navy sailor grabbing and kissing a stranger—a woman in a white dress on Victory over Japan. At its best, photography captures fleeting snippets that crystallize the hope, anguish, wonder and joy of life. Alfred Eisenstaedt, one of the first four photographers hired by LIFE magazine, made it his mission “to find and catch the storytelling moment.” He didn’t have to go far for it when World War II ended on August 14, 1945. Taking in the mood on the streets of New York City, Eisenstaedt soon found himself in the joyous tumult of Times Square.
2. August Rodin, The Cathedral, 1908
Shows two intertwined right hands belonging to two different figures. Originally carved in stone, this piece was later cast in various editions in bronze.
3. Gustav Klimt, The Kiss, 1907-08 A masterpiece of the early Modern period, Gustav Klimt's The Kiss is a deceptively simple portrait of lust and love.
4. Marc Chagall, The Promenade, 1918
The painting captures the happiness that love brings. The man is smiling like it is his happiest day and the woman becomes weightless flying in the clouds.
5. Van Gogh, Cafe Terrace Place Du Forum At Night, 1888
Here is the terrace of the popular coffee house, as well as into the enforced darkness of the Rue du Palais which led up to a building structure (to the left, not pictured) and, beyond this structure, the tower of a former church which is now Musée Lapidaire.
6. Keith Haring - Best Buddies, 1990
It the logo of bestbuddies.com
7. Banksy "Child Love in War’
8. Roy Lichtenstein, Kiss V, 1964 Roy Lichtenstein has the whole collection of kisses, but this one looks very emotional.
9. Rodney Smith, Wessel and Mira Holding Hands in front of the Eiffel Tower, 2007
10. Robert Indiana, Love Sculpture, 1970
6th Avenue, Manhattan, NYC
Happy Saint Valentine’s!
Wishing you a lot of love,
The Orchard Galerie Team
Author: Daria Mudrova