• £ (GBP)
  • Need some help ?

Love in Art

Love is undoubtedly a favorite theme of many artists; it is a concept that defies all reason and prompts profound feelings of passion. Art is the voice for the loss of words we experience when stood in front of our one true love. It allows us to express those unexplainable feelings at the depths of our soul. Whether through joy or sadness, humour or pain, contemporary artists use the nuanced fluctuations in love to experiment within their creations. Often using their bodies in performance, they seek to encapsulate the intensity of a loving relationship.

Love is a very common theme in the history of contemporary art, and this is partly due to the fact that there are infinite possibilities for artists to represent desire and the body. Contemporary artist, Louise Bourgeois, translates the intimacy of the body in her work Couple, where she depicts two intertwined figures suspended by an invisible cord. The subjects' faces are concealed, allowing the viewer to freely interpret the inner emotions of the pair. However, the position of the couple also alludes to the complexity of relationships, as they appear to be pulling away from one another. The sculpture has been made out of toweling, patched together in an attempt to mend the areas ripped, torn and broken by love.

Artist couple, Marina Abramovic and Ulay have heavily explored the power of love when faced with conflict. In their performance Relation in Time, the two artists evoke their attachment to one another by literally attaching themselves together by their hair. They remain back-to-back for 17 hours, testing their love against time. However, when their hair begins to undo could this be interpreted as a sign that their relationship is also unravelling? Does their loosening hair symbolise the end of their desire and passion? In a Relation in Time, the couple invade the scene with their naked bodies, racing against one another until they have no strength left to give. With their bodies shocked and love exhausted, the forced tenderness of their embrace could not save their relationship from the potency of conflict.

Love is a never-ending source of inspiration for artists, and even now we still seek alternative ways to capture what it means. Falling in love remains difficult to understand or express, yet art allows an easier and more poetic means of getting at least halfway there. Whether it's damning or sacred, fraternal or marital, love unifies eras, souls and nationalities.

Dive into the heart of our selection and find the work that says “I love you" to your one true love.

Read more
price,501:1000 facet,10503*Artworks by best-selling artists|icon-bestsellers*bestsellers facet,10503*Obras de los artistas más vendidos|icon-bestsellers*obras-de-los-artistas-mas-vendidos facet,10503*Œuvres d’artistes best sellers|icon-bestsellers*bestsellers facet,10503*Werke von Bestseller-Künstlern|icon-bestsellers*werke-von-kunstlern-bestseller price,1001:5000 facet,10500*Young Talents|icon-youngtalents*youngtalents facet,10500*Werke aufstrebender Künstler|icon-youngtalents*werke-von-jungen-kunstlern facet,10500*Oeuvres d'artistes émergents|icon-youngtalents*jeunes-talents facet,10500*Obras de artistas emergentes|icon-youngtalents*obras-de-artistas-emergentes category,6*Pintura*pintura category,6*Peinture*peinture category,6*Painting*painting category,6*Gemälde*gemalde price,5001:10000 facet,8259*Our recommendations|icon-recommendations*recommendations facet,8259*Nuestras recomendaciones|icon-recommendations*nuestras-recomendaciones facet,8259*Nos recommandations|icon-recommendations*recommandations facet,8259*unsere Empfehlungen|icon-recommendations*unsere-empfehlungen price,500 facet,10497*Werke berühmter Künstler|icon-masterpieces*werke-beruhmter-kunstler facet,10497*Obras de artistas famosos|icon-masterpieces*obras-de-artistas-famosos facet,10497*Oeuvres d'artistes célèbres|icon-masterpieces*artistes-celebres facet,10497*Artworks by famous artists|icon-masterpieces*masterpieces facet,11991*Große Meister|icon-masterartists*grosse-meister facet,11991*Maestros artistas|icon-masterartists*maestros-artistas facet,11991*​Master Artists|icon-masterartists*masterartists facet,11991*Grands Maitres|icon-masterartists*grands-maitres facet,1629*Abstract*abstract facet,1629*abstrakt*abstrakt facet,1629*Abstraite*abstraite facet,1629*abstracto*abstracto facet,11997*​New \u0026 remarkable Artists|icon-new-remarquable-artists*new-remarquable-artists facet,11997*Nouveaux artistes à découvrir|icon-new-remarquable-artists*nouveaux-artistes-a-decouvrir facet,11997*Neue bemerkenswerte Künstler|icon-new-remarquable-artists*neue-bemerkenswerte-kunstler facet,11997*Artistas nuevos y destacados|icon-new-remarquable-artists*artistas-nuevos-y-destacados category,5*Escultura*escultura category,5*Skulpturen*skulptur category,5*Sculpture*sculpture facet,8274*Moyen (\u003c 115 x 115 cm)|medium*moyen facet,8274*Moyen (\u003c 45 x 45 inch)|medium*moyen facet,1635*Street art*street-art facet,1635*Straßenkunst*street-art facet,1635*arte callejero*arte-callejero facet,1686*Pop Art*pop-art facet,1686*Pop-Art*pop-art facet,1686*Arte pop*arte-pop facet,8277*Grand (\u003c 200 x 200 cm)|large*grand category,9*Photography*photography category,9*Photographie*photographie category,9*Fotografien*fotografie category,9*Fotografía*fotografia facet,8301*Oeuvres en promotion|icon-promotions*promotions facet,8301*Special offers|icon-promotions*promotions facet,8301*Special Offers|icon-promotions*vergunstigte-werke facet,8301*Trabajos en promoción|icon-promotions*trabajos-en-promocion facet,8277*Large (\u003c 80 x 80 inch)|large*large facet,8277*Large (\u003c 200 x 200 cm)|large*large facet,1671*Paysage*nature facet,1671*Landscape*nature facet,1671*Natur*natur facet,1671*Naturaleza*naturaleza facet,1641*Nus*nus facet,1641*Nude*nude facet,1641*Akt*akte facet,1641*desnudos*desnudos facet,1644*Portrait*portrait facet,1644*Porträt*portrat facet,1644*Retrato*retrato category,23*Fine Art Drawings*drawing category,23*Dessin*dessin category,23*Zeichnungen*zeichnung category,23*Dibujo*dibujo category,15*Print*print category,15*Drucke*editionen category,15*Edition*edition category,15*Edición*edicion facet,11697*Figurative*figurative facet,11697*Figurativ*figurativ facet,11697*Figuratif*figuratif facet,11697*Figurativo*figurativo facet,1830*Landschaft|landscape*orientation-landschaft facet,1830*Paysage|landscape*orientation-paysage facet,1830*Landscape|landscape*orientation-landscape facet,1830*Paisaje|landscape*orientation-paisaje facet,1680*Animaux*animaux facet,1680*Animal*animal facet,1680*Tiere*tiere facet,1680*Animales*animales facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 115 x 115 cm)|medium*medium facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 45 x 45 inch)|medium*medium facet,1827*Portrait|portrait*orientation-portrait facet,1827*Hochformat|portrait*orientation-portrat facet,1827*Retrato|portrait*orientation-retrato facet,1674*Scène de vie*scene-de-vie facet,1674*Everyday life*everyday-life facet,1674*Alltagsszenen*alltagsszenen facet,1674*Escena de la vida*escena-de-la-vida facet,8280*Très grand (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)|very-large*tres-grand facet,8280*Très grand (\u003e 80 x 80 inch)|very-large*tres-grand facet,8271*Petit (\u003c 50 x 50 cm)|small*petit price,50001 price,1000:501 facet,1668*Noir et blanc*noir-et-blanc facet,1668*Blanco y negro*blanco-y-negro facet,1668*Black and white*black-and-white facet,1668*Schwarz und weiß*schwarz-und-weiss facet,11634*Pop Culture Street Artists*pop-culture-street-artists facet,11634*Pop culture Street-artistes*pop-culture-street-artistes facet,11634*Popkultur Straßenkünstler*popkultur-strassenkunstler facet,11634*Cultura pop Street-artistas*cultura-pop-street-artistas facet,1659*Floral*floral facet,1659*Flore*flore facet,1659*Flora*flora facet,1659*Flores*flores facet,12220*Artistes Français*artistes-francais facet,12220*French artists*french-artists facet,12220*Französisch Künstler*franzosisch-kunstler facet,12220*Artistas franceses*artistas-franceses facet,1632*Architecture*architecture facet,1632*Die Architektur*die-architektur facet,1632*Arquitectura*arquitectura category,24*Design*design category,24*Diseño*diseno facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)|very-large*very-large facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 80 x 80 inch)|very-large*very-large price,25001:50000 facet,1650*Urban Landscape*urban-landscape facet,1650*Paysage urbain*paysage-urbain facet,1650*Städtische Landschaft*stadtische-landschaft facet,1650*Paisaje urbano*paisaje-urbano facet,1692*Géométrique*geometrique facet,1692*Geometric*geometric facet,1692*Geometrisch*geometrisch facet,1692*Geometría*geometria
Popular searches

Filters

Saved search

Your search is accessible from the favorites tab > My favorite searches

Unsaved search

A problem occurred

In just a few clicks, tell us your preferences and discover our recommended works for you

Our recommendations Christiane Bernais, Coule le fleuve, coule le jour, Painting

Christiane Bernais

Coule le fleuve, coule le jour, 2017
19.7 x 39.4 x 0.7 inch
Painting

£1,494

Ralph Posset, Love, Painting

Ralph Posset

Love, 2021
5.1 x 10.6 x 0.6 inch
Painting

£286

Alain Boullet, Couple, Sculpture

Alain Boullet

Couple, 2005
12.6 x 4.3 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

£3,955

Our recommendations Lídia Vives, The Rival, Photography

Lídia Vives

The Rival, 2015
9.8 x 15.7 inch
Photography

£396

Our recommendations Claude Gilli, L'amour vache, Painting

Claude Gilli

L'amour vache, 2010
29.5 x 19.7 x 2.4 inch
Painting

£10,547

Matthieu Chazal, Chroniques d'Orient #1 Jeune Mariée - Lac salé en Anatolie Centrale - Turquie, Photography

Matthieu Chazal

Chroniques d'Orient #1 Jeune Mariée - Lac salé en Anatolie Centrale - Turquie, 2018
13.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Photography

£907

Our recommendations Damien Poulain, Love / Bois, Print

Damien Poulain

Love / Bois, 2019
12.6 x 9.4 inch
Print

£88

Abdayem Moussa, Marriage, Print

Abdayem Moussa

Marriage, 1980
19.5 x 13.6 x 0.1 inch
Print

£176

Laura Makabresku, Lovers (Amants), Photography

Laura Makabresku

Lovers (Amants), 2014
23.6 x 15.7 inch
Photography

£681

Our recommendations Georges Saulterre, L'irrésistible pulsion de l'Amour N°1611, Fine Art Drawings

Georges Saulterre

L'irrésistible pulsion de l'Amour N°1611, 2021
29.9 x 22 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

£2,637 £2,373

Aldric Bendahmane, Elan, Sculpture

Aldric Bendahmane

Elan, 2021
14.6 x 9.1 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

£352

Luca Lionello, Biscayne Blvd, 62nd St, Photography

Luca Lionello

Biscayne Blvd, 62nd St, 2020
33.5 x 33.5 x 1 inch
Photography

£5,056 £4,045

Florinda Daniel, All-Boy, All-Girl (d'après Arthur Russell), Painting

Florinda Daniel

All-Boy, All-Girl (d'après Arthur Russell), 2019
11.8 x 9.4 x 1 inch
Painting

£483

Sara Zaher, In an Open Relationship, Print

Sara Zaher

In an Open Relationship, 2016
40 x 40 x 2 inch
Print

£5,393

Cynthia K Cortes, Bite, Photography

Cynthia K Cortes

Bite, 2010
47.2 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

£8,350

Mr Doodle, Pop Heart - Holding Hand, Print

Mr Doodle

Pop Heart - Holding Hand, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 0 inch
Print

£5,713 £4,571

Hans Mendler, Course en couple, Painting

Hans Mendler

Course en couple, 2013
39.4 x 47.2 x 1.8 inch
Painting

£2,637

Georges Saulterre, Le baiser N°121, Sculpture

Georges Saulterre

Le baiser N°121, 1988
12.6 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

£1,318

Ralph Posset, Love, Painting

Ralph Posset

Love, 2021
6.3 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

£396

Ronald Hunter, Love in Technicolor on Black, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Love in Technicolor on Black, 2022
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

£658

Roco Studio, Kissing Lip, Print

Roco Studio

Kissing Lip, 2021
23.4 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Print

£131

Angu Walters, Music is Love V, Painting

Angu Walters

Music is Love V, 2017
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

£1,011

Jazzu, L'amour du cœur, Painting

Jazzu

L'amour du cœur, 2021
18.1 x 10.6 x 3.9 inch
Painting

£791

Ricky Cohete, Embrace of Men: from the Blanco series. Archival black and white Pigment print, Photography

Ricky Cohete

Embrace of Men: from the Blanco series. Archival black and white Pigment print, 2017
30 x 20 x 0.1 inch
Photography

£1,095

Our recommendations James Sparshatt, El amor, Photography

James Sparshatt

El amor, 2002
15.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

£595

Candice Grant, An Energetic Impression, Painting

Candice Grant

An Energetic Impression, 2020
32 x 26 x 0.75 inch
Painting

£885

Angu Walters, Couple, Painting

Angu Walters

Couple, 2019
31.5 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

£758

Rietje Geurts, Groot ensemble, Sculpture

Rietje Geurts

Groot ensemble, 2015
24.4 x 7.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

£12,745

Rietje Geurts, Verleiding (Temptation), Sculpture

Rietje Geurts

Verleiding (Temptation), 2019
17.3 x 4.7 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

£3,955

James Sparshatt, El ultimo tango, Photography

James Sparshatt

El ultimo tango, 2004
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

£595

James Sparshatt, El beso, Photography

James Sparshatt

El beso, 2019
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

£595

Our recommendations Candice Grant, A Moment Ago, Painting

Candice Grant

A Moment Ago, 2020
24 x 18 x 1.5 inch
Painting

£506

Our recommendations John Kenny, Lourdes, Photography

John Kenny

Lourdes, 2012
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

£1,595

Vladimir Kolosov, Two hearts in love, Painting

Vladimir Kolosov

Two hearts in love, 2019
24 x 18 x 2.5 inch
Painting

£969

Mary Jo McGonagle, Love - neon art, Sculpture

Mary Jo McGonagle

Love - neon art, 2019
9.8 x 24 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

£1,582

Ellina Zhanu, La Consolation, Painting

Ellina Zhanu

La Consolation, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

£1,055 £949

Manuel Santelices, Wedding of Giovanna Battaglia, Capri, Painting

Manuel Santelices

Wedding of Giovanna Battaglia, Capri, 2016
9 x 12 x 0.1 inch
Painting

£337

Pierre Mouzat, Juste une question d'amour, Sculpture

Pierre Mouzat

Juste une question d'amour, 2019
23.2 x 13.8 x 8.7 inch
Sculpture

£12,745

Vladimir Bazan, Paris -  Rue des 3 frères, Photography

Vladimir Bazan

Paris - Rue des 3 frères, 2010
11 x 21.3 inch
Photography

£1,143

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Love Lotus, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Love Lotus, 2021
24 x 18.1 x 0.1 inch
Print

£352

Boreli, Point, Painting

Boreli

Point, 2014
51.2 x 35 inch
Painting

£1,758

Eric Turlot, Les amants du pont Alexandre III, Painting

Eric Turlot

Les amants du pont Alexandre III, 2022
39.4 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

£1,758

Maud Merouze, Heart on fire, Painting

Maud Merouze

Heart on fire, 2021
36.2 x 28.7 x 1.1 inch
Painting

£1,143

Albena Vatcheva, You and Me, Painting

Albena Vatcheva

You and Me, 2019
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

£439

David Carey, Love, Photography

David Carey

Love, 2020
11.8 x 18.1 x 0 inch
Photography

£308

Pierre Riollet, Shoulder, Painting

Pierre Riollet

Shoulder, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

£2,813

Gil.S, Elle et Lui, Sculpture

Gil.S

Elle et Lui, 2020
26.4 x 18.9 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

£615

Ricky Cohete, Luna, Photography

Ricky Cohete

Luna, 2020
40 x 60 x 0.1 inch
Photography

£3,370

Jonas Profil, A couple of love, Painting

Jonas Profil

A couple of love, 2016
29.9 x 24 x 0.4 inch
Painting

£3,279

VL., Heart Skull, Painting

VL.

Heart Skull, 2021
9.3 x 9.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

£167

Christian Jodin, Coeurs Tout Chauds, Painting

Christian Jodin

Coeurs Tout Chauds, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch
Painting

£255 £127

Paul Akiiki, Conteplating a kiss, Painting

Paul Akiiki

Conteplating a kiss, 2016
40 x 56 x 0.75 inch
Painting

£2,022

Richard Dunkley, End of the Affair 1, Photography

Richard Dunkley

End of the Affair 1, 1998
16 x 20 inch
Photography

£400

Patricia Guinois Messica, Power of Love, Sculpture

Patricia Guinois Messica

Power of Love, 2019
18.1 x 3.9 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

£4,307

Sophie Geider, Contours, Painting

Sophie Geider

Contours, 2017
31.9 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

£1,890

Edith BK, N°19, Sculpture

Edith BK

N°19, 2021
4.7 x 7.5 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

£352

Nathalie Lemaître, Le Petit Cœur Bleu, Painting

Nathalie Lemaître

Le Petit Cœur Bleu, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

£3,252

R. Cavalié, N° 981 Pour la valse triste., Painting

R. Cavalié

N° 981 Pour la valse triste., 2016
19.7 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

£527

Emeline Blanquet, Rendez-vous mon amour 3, Photography

Emeline Blanquet

Rendez-vous mon amour 3, 2019
7.1 x 9.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

£202

Ruslana Levandovska, Lovers in the City, Painting

Ruslana Levandovska

Lovers in the City, 2019
30 x 24 x 0.75 inch
Painting

£1,854

Mary Jo McGonagle, Forever - neon light art, Sculpture

Mary Jo McGonagle

Forever - neon light art, 2019
7.1 x 28 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

£1,749

Paco Raphael, Back in Love Again - Lightbox, Sculpture

Paco Raphael

Back in Love Again - Lightbox, 2020
49.2 x 49.2 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

£6,148

Paul Akiiki, Determined, Painting

Paul Akiiki

Determined, 2019
40 x 56 x 1.5 inch
Painting

£15,167

Marc Duran, St Valentin, Painting

Marc Duran

St Valentin, 2019
63.8 x 51.2 inch
Painting

£4,395

Samuel Njuguna Njoroge, In Love, Painting

Samuel Njuguna Njoroge

In Love, 2020
31.7 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

£2,373

Ariane Konstantinovskaia, Couple, Painting

Ariane Konstantinovskaia

Couple, 2020
36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

£4,219

Erner, Tango, Print

Erner

Tango, 2015
11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Print

£352

Gaëlle Girbes, Le Désir, Photography

Gaëlle Girbes

Le Désir, 2012
31.5 x 47.2 inch
Photography

£2,637

Ana Hefco, Vibrations, Painting

Ana Hefco

Vibrations, 2018
36 x 24 x 1.5 inch
Painting

£1,685

Ana Hefco, I Love You's, Painting

Ana Hefco

I Love You's, 2018
36 x 24 x 1.5 inch
Painting

£1,685

Christiane Bernais, Réconfort, Painting

Christiane Bernais

Réconfort, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.4 inch
Painting

£2,066

Corinne Berset, Rencontre - The match 1, Print

Corinne Berset

Rencontre - The match 1, 2013
27.6 x 18.9 x 0.1 inch
Print

£308

Nathalie Lemaître, L'adoration, Painting

Nathalie Lemaître

L'adoration, 2019
47.2 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

£3,867

Discover our personalized selection for you

See my personal selection
See my recommendations
Discover our thematic selections