Several masters have honored love and romantic ideals through their paintings.
"Romanticism is precisely situated neither in choice of subject nor in exact truth, but in a way of feeling." Charles Baudelaire
Watteau, The Bird Nester.
The four Fragonard Paintings for Madame Du Barry representing The Progress of Love.
Fragonard, The Love Vow.
Romantic ideals and explorations of emotional states, were shared by painters of the Romanticism like: Eugene Delacroix, Francisco de Goya, William Turner and John Constable. Romanticism flourished in France and Britain in the early decades of the nineteenth century.
Death of Sardanapalus by Delacroix.
Romantic artists were fascinated by the nature, the genius, their passions and inner struggles, their moods, mental potentials, the heroes. 
- Romanticism and the Arts
- American Romanticism Ann Woodlief's Introduction.