Arts Everyday Living: Preview of Valentine’s Day—Art, Music, and Love

PREVIEW OF VANLENTINE’S DAY

ART, MUSIC, AND LOVE

Richard Bergh, After the Sitting, 1884, oil on canvas, Malmo Art Museum, Malmo, Sweden

Richard Bergh, After the Sitting, 1884, oil on canvas, Malmo Art Museum, Malmo, Sweden

If music be the food of love, play on.

William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Was Richard Bergh (1858-1919), a popular Swedish artist in his day, thinking of William Shakespeare’s immortal words in his work After the Sitting? Romance is also the theme of what is considered Bergh’s most popular painting, Nordic Summer Evening which you can access by clicking below.

Tale of a Summer Romance

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the public domain.

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