ObeliskThemes in Art

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
Cupid and Psyche, Trophime Bigot

Cupid and Psyche

Trophime Bigot, 1642
Embracing, Ibrahim Hussein

Embracing

Ibrahim Hussein, 2001
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, c. 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, c. 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

800 BCE
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
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