Relationship Goals In Art

10 of your ultimate relationship GOALS in art!

Everybody likes a good romance, and for artists that’s no exception. There have been many beautiful representations of love depicted in art throughout the centuries both platonically and romantically. 

you can spend quiet time together

While not exactly a romantic image, American Gothic is an unmistakably famous depiction of a couple. The crotchety couple is actually a father and daughter You can see American Gothic first hand Art Institute of Chicago.

you see the beauty in nature together

Van Gogh romanticized nature. In this depiction he features a couple in what he may have considered to be the most romantic setting. You can find this expressionist romance on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

you have funny banter

Abelard and Heloise. Depiction from Roman de la Rose (14th century manuscript)

you are a powerful couple

Marc Antony and Cleopatra. Painting by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema, Antony and Cleopatra, 1883

He brings you gifts from the heart

Couple: John Alden and Priscilla Mullins. Painting by N. C. Wyeth, John Alden and Priscilla, 1940-45. Wyeth has done a lot of depictions of Alden and Priscilla.


The kiss is passionate

The Kiss is an instantly recognizable depiction of a couple in an embrace covered in draping robes. Klimt used gold leaf in many of his works, and in this case it makes the couple appear as though they are both one; a very romantic sentiment. On display in Vienna at the Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere.

you party together.

Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine. Painting by Jacques-Louis David, The Coronation of Napoleon, 1805-07

you can weather the storm.

Painted in 1880, The Storm depicts a young couple attempting to escape a storm in the spring-time.. If you’re feeling romantic and find yourself in New York City, then stop by the Metropolitan Museum of Art where both painting is on display.