Top 10 Most Memorable Kisses in Art

Throughout the History of Art, there are examples of loving couples in passionate embraces.  From ancient Indian temples, Greek vases, Japanese prints, Renaissance paintings and sculpture through the golden age of Dutch painting, 18th and 19th century and beyond into modern times, the act of kissing has fascinated artists.  Some depict classical stories such as Cupid and Psyche, others pick literary references from Arthurian legends to Dante’s doomed lovers Paolo and Francesca and others choose more personal subjects from their circle of friends. Here Artlyst presents its top 10 most memorable kisses in art.