The god of love and desire has fascinated and inspired artists since antiquity.
Thinking about you keeps me up at night.
BAM hosts a new film series, the first segment of which begins this week, with the theme of love.
On my first trip to New York in 1998, I looked up Bourgeois in the phone book and called her. To my surprise, she answered and invited me to her home on Valentine’s Day.
Nowadays, store-bought Valentines cards may dominate the ways we tell people we love them in writing, but in the past the diversity of notes reveals different ideas about love.
There’s an abundance of missed marketing opportunities in these cards.
On this Valentine’s Day, Europeana is launching a crowdsourcing project to transcribe the text of digitized World War I love letters.
Sotheby’s first-ever auction of erotic artworks, timed to Valentine’s Day, features a delightful range of objects, including a rare homoerotic painting from 18th-century Turkey.
In the late 19th century, a valentine in the post might not necessarily mean a romantic message from a lover or admirer, it could be a downright acidic insult.
It’s Valentine’s Day today, and while those in love (couples, the polyamorous, people and their pets … ) seek solace in each other’s company as they celebrate their cultural superiority over single people (OK, it’s only implied), the good people at Do Something Good (DSG) have created an intimate (who are we kidding, it’s porn) site for you to share with your loved ones.
Sometimes it’s better to be alone. Here are a few artists who we wouldn’t particularly like to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day with, from the over-sharing to the unstable to the plain unsettling.