It has been said that romance is dead in the modern age – but our hearts are still hankering
for it, it seems.
This painting of a stolen kiss between the most famous star-crossed
lovers of them all has been voted the most romantic artwork in Britain.
Experts say that Romeo and Juliet, painted in oil by Frank Bernard Dicksee in 1884, remains popular because we all still crave ‘passion and faithfulness
专家称这幅由Frank Bernard Dicksee于1884年完成的油画之所以一直深受欢迎的原因在于大家仍然对激情和忠诚充满着渴望。
It shows the Shakespearean couple sharing a kiss after their wedding night, not realising it is to be their last.
Godfrey Barker said: ‘It creates the impression
death is close but love will never die. Romance is a dream that still lives in the hearts of millions.’
The painting, at Southampton
City Art Gallery, received 71 per cent of votes in the Art Fund survey to mark Valentine’s Day.