Wichita, Kansas – February 3, 2021 – As Valentine’s Day approaches, oil painting reproduction giant – overstockArt.com – has compiled a list of the 10 Most Romantic Paintings for Valentine’s Day 2021. The works were selected based on sales and traffic data from more than 500 of the world’s most romantic oil paintings showcased in overstockArt.com’s Romantic Gallery.
Artists’ expressions of love and romance through art are inspired by their personal experiences. Though some of the works in overstockArt.com’s Top 10 List date as far back as 1726, they are still powerful enough to evoke that same emotion in people today.
Common threads run through the selected paintings, regardless of the form of art or nationality of the artist. From Surrealist to the Impressionists, Contemporary to Modernist, European or American, specific themes are shared: the beauty of florals and the human form, evening time, music and the city of Paris.
Though these symbols are common, the collection emphasises that love is all around us and transpires through the ages. Its loveliness is not exclusive to the French Impressionists, but can also be found on the brush of a painter from the Dutch Golden Age such as Ruysch or Borda, a Contemporary Romanian artist.
Top 10 Most Romantic Paintings for Valentine’s Day 2021
Adrian Borda – Life is a Dance in the Rain Instrumental
Edouard Manet – Branch of White Peonies with Pruning Shears (1864)
Henri Fantin – Latour-White Peonies and Roses, Narcissus (1879)
Unknown – Evening View of the Eiffel Tower
Gustav Klimt – The Kiss (1908)
James Abbott McNeill Whistler – Symphony in Flesh Colour and Pink (1873)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir – Discarded Roses (1915)
Rachel Ruysch – Still Life (1726)
Childe Hassam – Summer Evening, Paris (1889)
John Maler Collier – Lady Godiva (1898)
VP of eCommerce for overstockArt.com, Amitai Sasson, said what was most apparent about the Top 10 Most Romantic Paintings for Valentine’s Day was that love could occur anywhere, and in any form.
“Appreciating romantic art is all about perception and personal experience, just as capturing it was for the artists behind these works. For several artists, Paris and the gleaming Eiffel Tower set the scene for a romantic work, for others, a rainy alley or the cobbled streets of Coventry. Manet and Fantin communicate love through white peonies in full bloom, Renoir through beautiful yet discarded roses,” Said Sasson.
The Top Ten List was compiled using consumer insights from overstockArt.com’s sales data and intent analysis from its millions of site visitors and customers.
overstockArt.com is one of the web’s most successful distributors of wall décor items and has the most comprehensive selection of hand painted reproduction oil paintings, contemporary artist prints, and museum frames available in the online oil painting industry. The company also offers hand-painted glass ornaments, ceramic tiles and high-end mirrors.
Founded in 2002, overstockArt.com is one the web’s leading distributors of high-quality wall art.
The online retailer’s goal is to make it easy and affordable for people to transform their space with high-end wall art. Recognized as a premiere shopping destination for hand-painted fine art reproductions, overstockArt.com has expanded its offerings to include original canvas art prints, glass ornaments, ceramic tiles, and high-end mirrors.
The company also owns and operates Artist Become (ArtistBe.com), the online community for contemporary artists around the world.
Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, the retailer was named in Inc. Magazine’s 2010, 2011 and 2012 Inc. 5000 lists, Internet Retailer magazine’s 2012, 2014 Hot 100 list and 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Second 500 Guides, and was recognized with the STELLAService Seal for Elite customer service.
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