Romantic images are covered in great detail within this extensive blog and we aim to add hundreds of paintings, prints and pictures all with a love or romantic theme for you to enjoy. We will cover all the most famous painters to have regularly tackled romantic topics within their paintings, such as Pre-Raphaelite painter.
Romantic Images by Jack Vettriano
Dance Me To The End Of Love is the painting shown above and is just one of a number of romantic paintings created by British painter, Jack Vettriano. Other related paintings in which Vettriano used love as the main focus include Anniversary Waltz, Take this Waltz, Contemplation of Betrayal, Back Where You Belong and also The Singing Butler which is featured in this website.
Love and romance have been important topics in art for so long now, and have always drawn praise from mainstream art fans who find such topics uplifting and also provide artists with excellent tools for inspiration, which is always an essential ingredient to any successful piece of art work.
There have been several specific movements which have particularly focused on love as inspiration for their content whilst others have just featured it fleetingly. One very recent example was Roy Lichtenstein who approached the topic in his familiar cartoon style. Various love scenes with accompanying speech bubbles are some of the more memorable artworks from his career, and we have included one of those in this website.
Any emotion which can be displayed in a very passionate way should be suitable for art and one where several people are connected together offers extra options as content for an artist. Portraits of beautiful young women have long since been used by all manner of artists and they would often be set in romantic backdrops such as classical architecture as seen with Godward for example. The Pre-Raphaelites produced a lot of work capturing beautiful women too and often had preferred models which they would use frequently. Images are sought from the Internet where a favourite picture can be used to adorn the background of someone's computer or even printed out and used as a poster.
The Singing Butler by Jack Vettriano
The Singing Butler remains the best known work from Vettriano but you will find others from him here too as Jack Vettriano was someone who loved to use romance and lust too as inspiration for his work, finding that these powerful emotions were ideal to leaving a mark on the canvas.
This was an artist who went for classic periods of style which seem to resonate well with his many fans, despite a relative lack of interest from academics for much of his career. Self-taught Jack seems to have bypassed the usual routes for artistic success and now his originals typically command huge values each and every time they come up for sale.
The Swing by Jean-Honore Fragonard
The Swing is a classic Rococo painting from French artist Jean-Honore Fragonard and is currently held in central London if you want to check out the incredible original. The detail in this highly romantic painting is incredible and a careful inspection of the image to the left shows a well dressed gentleman trying to woo a beautiful young lady.
The Rococo style as seen in The Swing concentrates on over-elaboration and can be seen in sculpture, pictures frames and many other fields beyond just oil paintings themselves. This is a period where French artists were particularly prominent, and Fragonard was undoubtably one the most skilled of those.
The Siren by John William Waterhouse
The Siren by John William Waterhouse is a significant painting from his career which was loosely attached to the Pre-Raphaelites who were a significant element to British art during the 19th century.
There were several related paintings to this which are also well worth checking out and the artist also produced many romantic paintings in his career, with such topics being highly common with in the Pre-Rapaelite movement, of which Waterhouse was a member towards the end of it's development. Siren certainly remains one of his most respected works with in this field.
The Kiss is a classic oil painting by Gustav Klimt and makes an obvious choice for inclusion within Romanticimages.org. Few paintings are as well known as this one, and the main focus of the work is the intertwined couple whose embrace is both romantic and beautiful, helped by the considerable skill of it's creator who uses exceptional levels of detail, with bold colours.
The success of this work led to a sculpured version being created by Brancusi who himself was a highly notable sculptor. He took the main focus of the Kiss painting to create a sculpture which also held characteristic styles of Brancusi as well, in an equally exciting piece which may appeal to other art fans because of it's alternative style to that used by Klimt in his bold oil painting.
Roy Lichtenstein produced a series of kiss-related romantic paintings in his typical cartoon-like style and these form some of the highlights from his career, and are also highly suitable for inclusion here. They also offer a really contemporary look which contrasts nicely with some of the other styles covered here.
Pop art, in which Lichtenstein was heavily involved, had a great interest in celebrity life and it was not only Andy Warhol who concentrated on this. Roy went heavily into young, glamorous couples who suited his attractive, clear look which beared great similarities to cartoons of earlier years, sometimes even taking content directly from them.
Spooners by Norman Rockwell is also sometimes known as Sunset too, for obvious reasons when you see it above. Rockwell was a brilliant illustrator whose style is quite different to any of the other artists and romantic paintings featured in this website. This illustrator worked professionally for a magazine supplement for many years, slowly honing his skills before finally setting out as an artist in his own right.
You will find Spooners to be one of the best known of this artist's drawings and many enjoyed it because of it's portrayal of young love which brings back fond memories for so many of us, with an innocence of youth which is well suited as an artistic topic.
Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse
Lady of Shalott offers love in a sad way, as a young lady sets off to find the man she wants, only to be rejected by him. Despite this topic, the actual painting is beautiful and very uplifting, coming as part of the Pre-Raphaelite movement which came from the UK and had a great habit for portraying young women in fantastic settings.
Waterhouse was the creator of this masterpiece and took inspiration from the Lady of Shalott poem which gave a brief but sufficient passage that set the painter off towards creating this work. The detail found in the foreground is memorable and the woman always leaves the viewer curiously contemplating her situation.
Le Baiser de l'Hotel de Ville Paris by Robert Doisneau
Le Baiser de l'Hotel de Ville Paris by Robert Doisneau is a classic black and white photograph which captures a romantic scene from the French capital of Paris. Doisneau is one of the most famous photographers of all time, aided in part by the success of this particular work. You will surely have seen it all around the world, and there is little more romantic in art than this French scene.
Photography has really grown in popularity since the start of the 20th century and is now very much a part of the mainstream art scene, aided by the fact that so many can try it out themselves with no initial training whatsoever.
Sunset in Venice by Claude Monet
Sunset in Venice is a great example of Monet's use of bright colour to lift his landscape paintings into a whole new dimension, beyond most of what had gone before. It is easy to then see why the French impressionists proved so popular and ground-breaking.
Claude Monet loved landscape art and also liked to capture the same scene at different times of the day, giving artworks which contrasted with how light balanced across each. Sunsets were naturally one part of this and he captured many during his career as he investigated the effect of light on different objects, under different circumstances.
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