Friday 10 July 2012
Valentine's Day tends to polarise people. If you're a cynic like me and don't celebrate this manufactured holiday, here are some artworks from our collection that offer a decidedly non-soppy take on love:
Fiona Pardington, Soft Target I
Louise Weaver, New Romantic (Golden Hare)
John Waterhouse, Lamia*
Gavin Hipkins, Romance: Houhora (Sheep) 2003
*On first glance, Lamia may appear to be a touching, romantic scene between a knight and his fair maiden... but don't worry, it turns out she's a man-eating serpent.
If you're an unabashed romantic, however, you might like to take a look at what's on offer in the Gallery shop:
Even the café's got in on the action:
The best part about these cookies is that they work equally well for the anti-Valentine's brigade - what better way to protest the day than by symbolically devouring a heart?
Whatever your outlook on romance, we've got you covered here at the Gallery...