overstockArt.com Announces Top 10 Most Romantic Oil Paintings for Valentine’s Day 2015

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Out of over a 10,000 different pieces of art, “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt portraying an erotic moment of passion garnered the highest traffic in overstockArt.com’s Romantic Gallery.

Top 10 Most Romantic Oil Painting for Valentine’s Day 2015

Top 10 Most Romantic Oil Painting for Valentine’s Day 2015

Our Romantic Art Gallery features some of the most sought after masterpieces in art history, and is one of our most popular gallery’s throughout the year

The popular online art gallery overstockArt.com, published today its annual Top 10 list of most romantic oil paintings for Valentine’s Day. Back to dominating the top of the chart is Gustav Klimt’s lust-filled masterpiece “The Kiss.” Other artists named on the 2015 Valentine’s Day Top 10 Romantic Oil Paintings list include Frederic Leighton, Sandro Botticelli, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edouard Manet and Claude Monet.

The 2015 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. “Birth of Venus,” Sandro Botticelli
4. “First Kiss,” William-Adolphe Bouguereau
5. “In Pere Lathuille,” Edouard Manet
6. “Flaming June,” Frederic Leighton
7. “Discarded Roses,” Pierre-Auguste Renoir
8. “In Bed the Kiss,” Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
9. “The Grand Canal, Venice II,” Edouard Manet
10. “The Promenade Near Argenteuil,” Claude Monet

More than 4,000,000 page views to overstockArt.com’s Romantic Art Gallery in the past year were tracked. According to the click tracking, “The Kiss,” was the most sought after painting clicked at nearly twelve percent, and Frederic Leighton’s passionate work, "The Fisherman and the Syren," came in a distant second, garnering just eight percent of the clicks.

The Kiss by Gustav Klimt was painted at the height of the artist’s “Golden Period,” the Kiss features the embrace of couple that was once considered to be pornography. While the image of the entwined couple is hardly perverse according to today’s standards, in the early 1900s it was less romantic, and racier, in the minds’ of many critics. That said, the tender scene is a loving look into romance and the beauty of human passion.

"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 gallery’s throughout the year, particularly in February when we always see a spike in traffic towards Valentine’s Day.”

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About overstockArt.com:
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 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 a plethora of other services such as Custom Art Services, Custom Framing, and Star in a Masterpiece Service. In addition, overstockArt.com offer Free Decor Assistance and Free Commercial Decorating Services.

Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., the retailer was named to Inc. Magazine’s 2010, 2011 and 2012 Inc. 5000 lists, Internet Retailer magazine’s 2012,2014 Hot 100 list and 2011, 2012,2013 and 2014 Second 500 Guides, and was recognized with the STELLAService Seal for Elite customer service. For more information, visit http://www.overstockArt.com.

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