Sunday, 12 February 2012

Romantic Art

The Art Fund has gone all romantic, anticipating Valentines Day (14 February). Hearts have popped up everywhere (title link). It reports that Frank Bernard Dicksee's Romeo and Juliet (1884), depicting the balcony scene from Shakespeare's play, was voted the most romantic artwork (CLICK for a bigger pic). Rodin's The Kiss was second. Titian and Gauguin came joint 9th.

1. Frank Bernard Dicksee: Romeo and Juliet (1884)
2. Auguste Rodin: The Kiss (1901-04)
3. William Hogarth: Before / After (1730-31)
4. Nicolas Poussin: Rinaldo & Armida (c.1628-30)
5. Fragonard: The Swing (c.1767)
6. Jan van Eyck: The Arnolfini Portrait (1434)
7. Diego Velazquez: The Rokeby Venus (1647-51)
8. Sandro Botticelli: Venus and Mars (c.1485)
9. Titian: Bacchus and Ariadne (1520-23)
9. Paul Gauguin: Nevermore (1897)

There are some strange choices! All the works are in British galleries, most in London; CLICK for locations.


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