Love has been a favourite subject for painters over the years. One of the most celebrated paintings in history literally depicts the Goddess of Love – that is, “The Birth of Venus” by Sandro Boticelli. This painting shows the goddess as she rises from the sea-foam and is borne to the shore by Zephyr. The enigmatic nature of love and its various manifestations, particularly in the romantic sense, has led to many paintings that show affectionate and intimate moments.
These paintings range from Caspar David Friedrich’s depiction of a couple gazing at a red moon to Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss”. “The Kiss” was such a powerful painting that it was at first condemned for being indecent. In truth, it is a highly stylized portrayal of a kissing couple created with passion and intensity, adorned with an almost barbaric amount of detail and gorgeous gold leaf.
A romantic portrayal of a couple in love makes a great anniversary gift for your parents, relatives or friends who are celebrating a milestone in their relationship. It also makes a good anniversary gift for your partner if you’re the other half of the celebrating couple. Whether it is done in an elaborate style or a simpler, more intimate one, a couple’s portrait makes a great anniversary gift that’s both unique and timeless.
If you’re planning to give a couple’s portrait as an anniversary gift because it is at once impressive and intimate. This is the perfect time to show that you care deeply about your partner and give a lot of thought to helping your relationship grow and thrive.
A painting that depicts you during an important event like your wedding or engagement is always appropriate, but as an “insider”, you can also make more creative or unusual choices. For instance, you can have a couple’s portrait made with a favourite picnic spot or garden seat as the background. You can also have yourselves depicted in the clothes you wore on your first date or on the day the marriage proposal was made. You may also use a beloved photograph as a reference.
If you’re giving an anniversary gift to your parents, relatives or friends, it’s wise to stick to a more formal couple’s portrait. A wedding portrait makes the best reference, but you can also use a more recent image as a tribute to the long and meaningful years that the recipients have spent together as a couple.