THE ART OF VALENTINE’S DAY—IN LOVE WITH LOVE!
Ah l’amour!!! Here’s a special holiday Art Circle to celebrate the joy, the passion, and endurance of love, both visually and in writing. The featured artists constitute an international cast: Austrian Gustav Klimt (1862-1918); Frenchmen Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Edouard Manet (1832-1883), Carolus-Duran (1837-1917) and Rene-Xavier Prinet (1861-1946); Spaniards Raimundo Madrazo (1841-1920) and Santiago Rusinol (1861-1931); Italian Francesco Hayez (1791-1882); Brits John Callcott Horsley (1817-1903) and Frederic Leighton (1830-1896); and Dutchmen Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) and Rembrandt (1606-1669).
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
George Sand (1804-1876)
Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love has been my folly.
Jane Austen (1775-1817)
When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.
Arrigo Boito (1842-1918)
The first thing necessary to win the heart of a woman is opportunity.
Honore de Balzac (1799-1850)
I think of you so incessantly, so insistently. The thought of you is always there.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
My whole life has been pledged to this meeting with you.
Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837)
Love….ever unsatisfied, lives always in the moment that is about to come.
Marcel Proust (1871-1922)
True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied when it does.
Torquato Tasso (1544-1595)
Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to love.
Virgil (70 B.C.-19 B.C.)
You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.
Boris Pasternak (1890-1960)
The process of falling in love at first sight is as final as it is swift in such a case, but the growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair.
Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909)
In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.
Maya Angelou (1928-2014)