Love in Two Works of Art: A Compare and Contrast Essay

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A Compare and Contrast Essay:(need creative title) “Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.” Art is just that, one of many ways that people can express love. LOVE by Robert Indiana and The Kiss, by the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin are just two sculptures that demonstrate love. LOVE is a structure of the word love in red with the first two letters above with the “O” slanted, and the last two letters bellow the first two, that is displayed publicly in New York City. The Kiss can now be found in the Musée Rodin in Paris, France. The sculpture is of two characters of the opposite sex kissing. The materials and colors used in the two sculptures, as well as the aspect of love that they represent and the history behind the sculptures, The Kiss seems to be more romantic. Neither LOVE nor The Kiss are made out of the same materials or colors. The LOVE sculpture was made out of weathering steal. The red and blue colors of this structure are incredibly hard to miss while walking down West 55th street or Avenue of the Americas in New York City. The Kiss statue however, was carved out of bronze and marble. Unlike LOVE, The Kiss sculpture’s hard, grayish white stone color has a very chilling feel, but yet somehow is still one of the most romantic sculptures that some have ever seen. Although both sculptures, LOVE and The Kiss, are about love, they touch upon different aspects of love. The LOVE structure illustrates love in general, as a whole. The word love can be interpreted into the love a parent has for their child or even the love of an object. On the other hand, The Kiss can be interpreted as ecstasy or even lust. Although The Kiss seems to be viewed as the more romantic of the two, LOVE demonstrates love better because the... ... middle of paper ... ... influential on a person’s life may be the reason why it is so widely used as that subject or theme of every kind of art. Romance, which is the emotional attachment between to people who love each other, is a common way that artist can visually demonstrate love in their artwork. Although the materials and colors have a lot to do with the visual aspect of demonstrating love in art work, the aspect of love that art work shows as well as the history behind the piece its self can cause the artwork to not only be about love, but also about the romance in love. Many would agree that LOVE and The Kiss both demonstrate love, however, The Kiss is more romantic out of the two. Works Cited
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