Celebrating Romance

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Caravaggista.com is celebrating this romantic day by showcasing a few of art history’s most famous faces, couples, and love scenes:

Titian, Venus of Urbino, detail, 1538

Titian, Venus of Urbino, 1538


Bernini, Portrait of Costanza Bonarelli, 1636–38. Constanza was Bernini's lover.

Vermeer, The Love Letter, c. 1669.

Canova, Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss, detail, 1787-1793.

Fragonard, The Stolen Kiss, 1780s

Fragonard, The Fountain of Love, c. 1785

Renoir, La Promenade, 1870.

Klimt, The Kiss, 1907-8.

Love is in the air!

What are your favorite romantic artworks?

If you’d like to learn more about these romantic pieces, visit the Entry Bibliographies page.

Head over to WTF Art History to see more romantic images, and to arthistoryx to see artists & their muses!