Drawing on five centuries of artistic expression, this lushly illustrated and beautifully designed celebration of romance is the perfect keepsake for lovers young and old.
How many ways can you paint a kiss? Ask Picasso, Lichtenstein, Toulouse-Lautrec, Klimt, and Fragonard. Rediscover mythology’s great love stories through the works of Botticelli, Correggio, Titian, and Canova. Meet ordinary and extraordinary couples in paintings by Kahlo, Van Eyck, Rubens, Rembrandt, Freud, and Rossetti. These are just some of the bounty of artists collected in this glorious book, featuring brilliantly colored reproductions and love-inspired writings. Organized to show the progression of love from first meeting to marriage, this exquisite volume travels the centuries through various artistic traditions. The stories these artists tell are as varied as the works themselves: sentimental, tragic, intellectual, ironic, sensual, and comic. For lovers of art, or just lovers, this book gloriously illustrates the endless facets of love.
Bettina Schümann, mother of two children, works as an author and editor in Munich. Her Entdecke München! Stadtrallye für Kinder ((Discover Munich: City Rallies for Children)) (2008) and 13 Künstlerinnen, die du kennen solltest ((Thirteen Women Artists Children should Know)) (2009) are also published by Prestel.