Zhan Wang (Chinese, b. 1962); Urban Landscape, 2003; stainless steel, garden rocks, pots, pans, eating utensils, mirror, dry ice machine. Copy Right Holder: the artist, 2006. Installation view of Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist's Eye Hayward Gallery. Photo by Stephen White. Pekin Fine Arts. x1200
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Love & Romance

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we can look to the museum’s collection for portrayals of love and romance. Some of my personal favorites include: “La Declaration d’amour” by Jean François de Troy (circa 1724), Robert Indiana’s “Love” series (1982), and a Peruvian ceramic blackware entitled “Two Lovers” (19th century). I also find the photograph “Le Muguet du metro” (1953)  by Robert Doisneau interesting because while it seems romantic that the woman is holding a bouquet of flowers, the couple’s relationship looks very…

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