The Art of Love

From passion to heartbreak, how has romance been expressed through art?

Sunil Gupta
Lisa & Emily, London (1984, printed 2018)

What is love? is one of the most searched questions online. In this episode, author, journalist and ‘the funniest guy on Instagram’, Raven Smith explores how the various experiences of love have been expressed through art.

Art that shows romance is loved by many and comes in all forms. From sculpture and photography, to paintings and films – the art of love is a language that speaks to us all.

Hear from assistant curator at Tate, Michael Raymond, poet Shareefa Energy, artist Sunil Gupta and writer Elise Bell as they chat about their thoughts and experience of love in art from Tate's collection.

To discover more artworks which have been inspired by romantic love, take a look at our recent book Love, written by Alex Pilcher. From passion and dating, to heartbreak and loss, the book explores 500 years of love in art.

This episode was a Stance Media production for Tate, produced by Catrin Manel, researched by Deborah Shorinde and executive produced Chrystal Genesis.

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