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Love

From the sweet naiveté of a Pre-Raphellite sonnet to the burning lusts of Egon Schele, love abides. Love blesses us and it hurts us — and no one is more inspired than a wounded or love-drunk artist.

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A Huguenot on St Bartholomew's Day, John Everett Millais

A Huguenot on St Bartholomew's Day John Everett Millais, 1852

I'm sending this letter along with that of your dear daughter Anna, my dear colleague in the arts, in order to tell you of my deep affection for her.

A Letter of Intent Rosa Bonheur, 1898

Alfred Sisley with His Wife, Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Alfred Sisley with His Wife Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1868

Embracing, Ibrahim Hussein

Embracing Ibrahim Hussein, 2001

Erasistratus the Physician Discovers the Love of Antiochus for Stratonice, Benjamin West

Erasistratus the Physician Discovers the Love of Antiochus for Stratonice Benjamin West, 1772

Hamlet and Ophelia, Mikhail Vrubel

Hamlet and Ophelia Mikhail Vrubel, 1888

I Love the Whole World, Agnes Martin

I Love the Whole World Agnes Martin, 1999

I would, to immerse my consciousness into your serenity

I Would to Love You Milena Pavlović-Barili, 1940

Love's Young Dream, Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

Love's Young Dream Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, 1887

Lovers in Pink, Marc Chagall

Lovers in Pink Marc Chagall, 1916

Natural Magic, Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale

Natural Magic Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, 1913

Observatory Time - The Lovers, Man Ray

Observatory Time - The Lovers Man Ray, 1932 – 1934

Sappho and Phaon, Jacques-Louis David

Sappho and Phaon Jacques-Louis David, 1809

The Love Song, Jean-Antoine Watteau

The Love Song Jean-Antoine Watteau, 1717

The Love Song, Edward Burne-Jones

The Love Song Edward Burne-Jones, 1868 – 1877

The Lovers, René Magritte

The Lovers René Magritte, 1928

The Oldest Love Poem, Mesopotamia

The Oldest Love Poem 800BCE

The Progress of Love - The Lover Crowned, Jean-Honoré Fragonard

The Progress of Love - The Lover Crowned Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1771 – 1772

The Progress of Love: Love Letters, Jean-Honoré Fragonard

The Progress of Love: Love Letters Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1771 – 1772

The Progress of Love: Reverie, Jean-Honoré Fragonard

The Progress of Love: Reverie Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1771 – 1772

The Progress of Love: The Meeting, Jean-Honoré Fragonard

The Progress of Love: The Meeting Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1771 – 1772

The Secret, Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale

The Secret Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, 1913

Venus and Amor, Gerda Wegener

Venus and Amor Gerda Wegener, 1930

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