Your favourite couple in art?

  • 11 February 2013

Love is in the air... or at least on the canvas. This Saint Valentine's Day we're celebrating some of our favourite romances in art.

Choose your favourite couple from our selection or tell us your own tips in the comment section below. Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day date? Check out our what to see listings or splash out and buy your sweetheart a National Art Pass.

Pick your star-crossed lovers...

Happy Valentine's day!

    • Ron Mueck, Spooning Couple, 2005

      ArtFunded in 2008 as part of the Artist Rooms collection, this incredibly life like work captures love in the everyday.

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    • Rodin, The Kiss, 1889

      ArtFunded in 1953, you can see this classic sculpture at the National Gallery Scotland from 1 March 2013.

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    • Jean-Antoine Watteau, The Lovers, c. 1712

      The theme of love runs deeply through Watteau's work and this painting highlights his theatrical style. This painting is part of the Hepworth Wakefield collection.

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    • Frank Dicksee, Romeo and Juliet, 1884

      Dicksee's depiction of the original star-crossed lovers is magical, and if you're lucky you can spot them at Southampton City Art Gallery.

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    • Sandro Botticelli, Venus and Mars,1483

      Peace activist? Then you'll love this tale of seduction conquering the violence of war. See it for yourself at the National Gallery this Valentines Day.

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    • Jan Van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait, 1434

      Step into room 56 in the National Gallery and meet this intriguing couple from a wealthy merchant family. The wife is not pregnant however, she is simply following the fashion!

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