27 famous kisses in art, ahead of Valentine’s Day

We take a walk through history and remember the most famous kisses on screen and in our galleries.

A kiss is just a kiss… or is it? Needing a little romantic inspiration this coming Valentine’s Day? ArtsHub walks you through screen and art history, and the most memorable, and in some cases ground-breaking, kisses to impact culture and expression.

1. Giotto, early 14th century

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina