VALENTINES IN VINTAGE GRAPHICS


An old pop song runs, “Love is a many-splendored thing;” and we have the testimony of a vast array of graphic art to establish how varied loving relations can be.
One of the more challenging but also. I think, more rewarding takes on that romantic love which Valentine’s Day accents, is the legend of Beauty and the Beast, given a great homage by Jean Cocteau in his film, La Belle et la Bete (1946).  
Whereas the first instance has been haunted by the implications of two very unlike figures pooling their resources, this one is more about valentines as trophies.

These ladies emit spunk, melancholy and a sense of style that, like Valentine’s Day, will never die.

It seems some of us have enough love going, to be a Valentine’s exchange unto themselves.

A tale of simple love trumping lavish love.

There are girls (and boys) who truly believe their most loving Valentine is their pet.

I’ve been told dog runs are a great place to meet significant others.

There are, alas, Valentines you’d rather not get.

When you’re on a roll like this, every day is Valentine’s Day.

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