Paintings and Drawings of Embracing and Kissing Couples
by New York artist Gloria Rabinowitz
We all hope to love, to be loved and to be deserving of love. The paintings and drawings below are a tribute to love.
In honor of love, I quote:
“If you would be loved, love and be lovable.”
— Benjamin Franklin
Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, is not pompous,
it is not inflated, it is not rude,
it does not seek its own interests,
it is not quick-tempered,
it does not brood over injury,
it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.
— St. Paul, 1 Corinthians 13:4
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, — I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! — and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.”
— Saint Augustine