Artists throughout time have been inspired by love and romance, many of the world’s greatest masterpieces wouldn’t exist without this inspiration...
Wichita, Kansas (PRWEB) January 26, 2016
The popular online art gallery overstockArt.com, released today its annual Top 10 list of the most popular romantic oil paintings, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Back to dominating the top of the chart is Gustav Klimt’s passionate masterpiece “The Kiss.” Other artists named on the 2016 Valentine’s Day Top 10 Romantic Oil Paintings list include Frederic Leighton, Sandro Botticelli, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Vincent Van Gogh, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, John William Waterhouse and Claude Monet.
The 2016 Top 10 Romantic Oil Paintings according to overstockArt.com’s statistics are:
1. “The Kiss,” Gustav Klimt
2. “The Fisherman and the Syren,” Frederic Leighton
3. “Dance in the City,” Pierre-Auguste Renoir
4. “Love,” Gustav Klimt
5. “Birth of Venus,” Sandro Botticelli
6. “Roses in a Vase,” Pierre-Auguste Renoir
7. “Branches of an Almond Tree in Blossom (Pink),” Vincent Van Gogh
8. “The Abduction of Psyche,” William-Adolphe Bouguereau
9. “Windflowers,” John William Waterhouse
10. “The Japanese Bridge (detail),” Claude Monet
Millions of page views to overstockArt.com’s Romantic Art Gallery in the past year were tracked. Analysis of the data shows that “The Kiss” was the most sought after painting, clicked far more often than even Frederic Leighton’s mythical scene, "The Fisherman and the Syren," which came in second.
The Kiss by Gustav Klimt is one of the artist’s most memorable works from his critically acclaimed “Golden Phase,” and was immediately sold upon its production in 1908-1909. Compared to some of his work that preceded it, the painting received much praise for its modest yet intensely emotive portrayal of love.
"Artists throughout time have been inspired by love and romance, many of the world’s greatest masterpieces wouldn’t exist without this inspiration," said David Sasson, founder and president of overstockArt.com. “Our Romantic Art Gallery features many of these pieces and is one of our most popular galleries throughout the year, particularly in February when we always see a spike in traffic towards Valentine’s Day.”
Founded in 2002, overstockArt.com is one the web’s leading distributors of high-quality wall art. With more than 100,000 wall décor combinations to choose from in stock at all times, the online retailer has one goal: to make it easy and affordable for people to transform their space with hand painted art. Recognized as a premiere shopping destination for hand painted fine art reproductions, overstockArt.com has expanded its offerings to include hand painted and hand carved decorative ceramic tiles and high-quality original canvas art prints. The company also owns and operates Artist Become (ArtistBe.com), the online community for contemporary artists around the world. overstockArt.com provides decorating assistance, custom framing, commercial decorating services, augmented reality tools to help people visualize the art in their space, and an interactive mobile app for iPad, iPhone and Android. Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., the retailer was named to Inc. Magazine’s 2010, 2011 and 2012 Inc. 5000 lists, Internet Retailer magazine’s 2012 Hot 100 list and 2011, 2012 and 2014 Second 500 Guides, and was recognized with the STELLAService Seal for Elite customer service. For more information, visit http://www.overstockArt.com.