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Robert Indiana, Book of Love, Silkscreen, 1996. Rosenbaum Contemporary Gallery. Click to inquire

Although the shortest month of the year, February lays claim to Valentine's Day, a month filled to the brim with chocolates, flowers, and amorous messages. While (most) people await its official recognition in February, #love shows no preference for a particular day, month or year. Similarly, its formulation in art encompasses an immense subject range, from mythologically inspired dramas in seventeenth century Baroque works, to playful representations of aristocratic trysts in Rococo France.

Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Pe?a, Venus and Adonis, Oil on canvas. Schiller and Bodo European Paintings. Click to inquire

The subject of #Love, whether grandly rendered in lush, pink tones with which the word is so closely associated with, or simplified to text, as in Robert Indiana?s famous series, is so easily recognizable to its audience-although responses may vary!

David Davidovich Burliuk, Lovers at Santa Monica Bluff, Watercolor on paper. Vallejo Maritime Gallery. Click to inquire

Edouard Toudouze, A Romantic Rendezvous, Oil on panel. Rehs Galleries. Click to inquire

It's one of the most universal sensations, a driving force behind our favorite songs, books and the whimsical works of art in FADA's own collection.

Ellwood Graham, Romance, Oil on canvas, c.1940. Trotter Galleries. Click to inquire

George Bellows, Amour from Men Like Gods , Lithograph in black on wove paper. Denenberg Fine Arts. Click to inquire

Louis Oscar Griffith, Spring Romance , Oil on canvas mounted on board. Eckert & Ross Fine Art. Click to inquire