Top 10 Most Memorable Kisses in Art

Throughout the History of Art, there are examples of loving couples in passionate embraces.  From ancient Indian temples, Greek vases, Japanese prints, Renaissance paintings and sculpture through the golden age of Dutch painting, 18th and 19th century and beyond into modern times, the act of kissing has fascinated artists.  Some depict classical stories such as Cupid and Psyche, others pick literary references from Arthurian legends to Dante’s doomed lovers Paolo and Francesca and others choose more personal subjects from their circle of friends. Here Artlyst presents its top 10 most memorable kisses in art.


Related Posts

Art Bahrain Across Borders aims to bridge Bahrain to the global art market whilst promoting the development of local Bahraini artists.
Artlyst Benefit screen prints by Simon Patterson from £60. Art Car Boot Fair - Exclusive Editions - Available Sunday 16 September
Art Car Boot Fair 2018 - Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA - Sunday 16 September/12—6pm
Get inside London's most infamous arts club - Tales from The Colony
Open Source Salon with Hauser and Wirth - A new monthly discussion group
Advertise your next show on Artlyst from £200 per week