Valentine’s Day Art

This post was originally going to be a fantastic playlist for all you lonely hearts out there and for anyone having an Anti-Valentine’s Day party this evening, but I couldn’t actually do that for a number of reasons: 1) it’s depressing, 2) I kind of already did that here, and 3) apparently there aren’t many songs about how love stinks. So instead, I’m focusing today’s post on all the pretty art and designs and the like that stem from Valentine’s Day.

Doilies!

The line art in this drawing is great.

This design is cool.

"Love Rocks" card.

And lastly, possibly my favorite thing that can be related in some way to Valentine’s Day: Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony from Disney’s, Fantasia. This part of the movie is my favorite, with the centaurs and cupids. It’s pretty cute. And you know, what’s Valentine’s Day without some Cupids? Enjoy!

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2 Responses to Valentine’s Day Art

  1. Theresa says:

    That is a really neat Fantasia clip. Thanks for sharing. It’s funny that Disney was allowed to show cartoon breasts back then…I’m sure there would be an uproar these days. Also, isn’t it interesting that the male centaurs only paired up with females who were the same color as them? (Racist?)

    I think they’re cherubs, rather than cupids, but they do bring lovers together, so they seem to serve the same purpose.

    Happy V Day!

    • Dazey2 says:

      Thanks for the comment. Yes, the cartoon breasts are definitely not something that Disney would do now. And I agree that it is strikingly noticeable how the centaurs are paired off with whom they look like, but then again, many people believe that you date people who you look like so I guess that could be a reasonable explanation in lieu of being racist. (However, Walt Disney was known for being racist so that is also likely. There’s actually a pretty racist scene cut from this piece that you can find on YouTube that depicts a sort of African slave. Crazy, I know.)

      Also, I looked it up: cherubs are simply naked babies in art, whereas Cupid, the “God of Love” is portrayed as bringing people together in love. So I guess the babies in the clip are cherubs playing the role of Cupid. It works both ways.

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