Romantic Art II

Romantic Art II

1Lovers in a Cafe by Gotthardt Johann Kuehl

Going on a first date to a cafe is pretty common, probably because asking someone to go out for coffee is the simplest way to ask someone to go on a date without making it too big a deal. Coffee houses are also relatively cheap and you can spend hours and get to know each other without spending too much money. It’s romantic to be tight-fisted, right? Okay, if things go well, that's when you go for a romantic dinner...

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2In the Garden, 1885 by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Giving flowers can be a way to express emotion, be it love, apologies, condolences etc. But arranging to meet in a garden full of flowers in blossom is much more romantic. Declaring your love while you're surrounded by the beauty of nature will surely leave a strong and lasting impression…but judging by the reaction of the woman in this scene, perhaps not the best impression! 

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3Apollo and Daphne, 1908 by John William Waterhouse

Rejection is a painful experience. Such is the fate of Apollo when he mocked Eros, the god of love. Apollo insulted Eros' ability to shoot arrows. He responded to Apollo's insults by shooting Daphne with a lead arrow to incite hatred and shooting Apollo with a golden one to incite love. Apollo fell in love and chased after Daphne. Daphne ran from him and asked for help from his father Peneus. To keep Daphne from Apollo, Peneus turned her into a laurel tree. Mournful for the loss of Daphne, Apollo claimed the tree as his and adorned himself with its leaves.

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4The Progress of Love: Love Letters, c.1772 by Jean-Honore Fragonard

We live in an age when nobody writes letters with pen and paper anymore. It is hard for some to imagine that just a few decades ago lovers still wrote letters to each other. A few centuries ago, love letters would have been the only means of communication for budding lovers before they were allowed to see each other. Reading old letters together could elicit the emotions that they felt when they apart and yearning for each other.

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5Gianciotto Discovers Paolo and Francesca, 1819 by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Infidelity can be heartbreaking and lead to violence, as in this case - Giancotto found out about the affair between his wife Francesca and brother Paolo.  For ten years, Paolo and Francesca managed to sneak around behind Giancotto, but eventually he caught them…and murdered them both. This historical love triangle was immortalized in Dante's Divine Comedy. Francesca and Paolo were trapped in the realm reserved for the lustful, the second circle of hell, while Giancotto was punished in the realm of Caina, the ninth circle.

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6The Farewell, 1871 by James Jacques Joseph Tissot

Leaving your beloved companion behind is never easy. Even at this day and age, it is not uncommon for someone to leave their loved ones to work elsewhere. Today, we can make use of different technologies to communicate over long distances. Imagine what it was like back then when they have to wait weeks, even months just to receive one letter. For many couples who are apart, the only thing to keep them from getting lonely is the hope that they would be reunited soon.

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7An Interlude by Federico Andreotti

A traditional activity for a couple might have been to play music together. Certainly, this predates “going to the movies” or today’s “Netflix and Chill”. This painting can be classified as an example of the Rococo Revival made by an Italian artist. The revival of the style was popular throughout Europe during the 19th century. 

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8The Lovers Gift by Nicaise de Keyser

Valuable gifts are one of the most meaningful ways of expressing love to your partner. Fortunately for people on a budget, it does not always have to be an expensive piece of jewelry. Your loved ones will probably be happy to receive any gift that you can afford. For the most part, it's the effort that counts. 

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The lover's gift by Keyser, Nicaise de (1813-87) Private Collection Belgian, out of copyright

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9Arrufos, 1887 by Belmiro de Almeida

Lover's quarrels are inevitable for couples. The woman’s emotion shown seems to contrast heavily with the expression on the man’s face, a reaction familiar to many. “Arrufos” is Almeida's most popular work perhaps because this piece is too easy to relate to

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10The Path Of Roses, 1873 William Frederick Yeames

The end of the beginning or the beginning of the end? This William Frederick Yeames painting from 1873 shows the traditional walk of the newlyweds, with musicians on standby and family friends poised to throw more rose petals.  

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