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Whether it's couples locked in a tender embrace or a still-life with sensuous qualities, classic oil paintings can have an enduring appeal. And throughout history, artists have used such works to capture the beauty and passion of love. While the best of these richly colored masterpieces can inspire feelings of romance at any time of year, Valentine's Day is a fitting time to revisit them. Take, for instance, "The Kiss" by Gustav Klimt . An undeniable masterpiece from the Austrian's "Golden Period," the painting is at once both erotic and tender. Klimt was inspired by the style of Japanese mosaics and the universal appeal of romantic love. 10 most famous paintings in the world. "'The Kiss' ... Full story

14 February