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Art to Help Set the Romantic Mood

This year a lot more people are enjoying their holidays from home. As Valentine’s Day approaches you might be looking for something to add a romantic touch to one of the rooms of your house. These are some of our favorite pieces to add a romantic mood to the comfort of your home.

The Love Letter

Gustav Klimt-The Kiss (Full view)

With its overtly erotic themes and incredibly elaborate attention to detail, The Kiss by Gustav Klimt continues to be one of the most alluring and eye-catching works of art in history. Painted during Klimt’s Golden Period, it showcases his Symbolist style with bold colors and intricate patterns. The identity of the couple is never identified, but many speculate it was Klimt himself with his wife.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir-Discarded Roses

Discarded Roses is one of the most moving pieces from the later period in Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s career, after he became more introspective. Though a still life, Discarded Roses feels as though it has movement thanks to the light and fleeting feeling created by the artist’s Impressionist techniques. A beautiful depiction of the roses, including a luxurious display of texture and color.

Jean-Honore Fragonard-The Love Letter

The Love Letter was painted by French artist Jean-Honore Fragonard whose late Rococo design was distinguished by remarkable exuberance and a flourish for the decadent. Fragonard produced more than 550 paintings and his most popular works show an atmosphere of intimacy and hidden eroticism. The woman in this painting is clearly enjoying the excitement of writing to her love in private.

Unknown Artists-Sunset at Gazebo Point

Sunset at Gazebo Point painted by unknown artist is a remarkable oil painting with exceptional use of color, detail and brush strokes to give you a grand interpretation of an old seaside Mediterranean city. The stunning floral arrangements, full of bright, spring colors, tell a story of a young brewing romance. It creates the perfect backdrop to a romantic evening.

These are all great and beautiful pieces, but if you are looking for more inspiration, browse our Romantic Art Gallery for more ideas. We are sure you will find the perfect piece to set the mood for your special valentine.


About the Author

Amanda graduated from the University of Kansas, where she studied English literature and got a masters degree in library sciences. She enjoys reading, cooking and playing with her nephews. Her best friend is her little dog Brady.