Love on the wikis

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Antique Valentine's Day card

What is your favorite wiki article (or image) about Love?

Hi folks,

We just published 'Love on the wikis' on the Wikimedia Blog, for your enjoyment.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this community-curated love collection!

We featured 18 articles, images, videos, sounds, and projects about love on the blog, collectively hand-picked by participants on this page. Be sure to check out some of the many other fine suggestions below, including some really well-written, factual and nuanced articles -- as well as many humorous, dramatic or beautiful images. Together, your posts broaden our perspectives and gave us a better understanding about love and why it matters.

What do you think about this curation experiment? Did you learn anything new? Should we do it again? If so, what themes should we focus on next? Please chime in this page's discussion, with your ideas and suggestions.

We hope that collaborations like these can help us discover new ways to share useful information, combining the wikis, our blog and social media.

Thanks again for sharing the love — and Happy Valentine's Day to all Wikimedians!

Fabrice and the Communications team at the Wikimedia Foundation.


P.S.: Be sure to also check out this uplifting 'WikiLove story' about two Wikipedians who fell in love while volunteering in Israel, thanks to a shared passion for knowledge.

Original Invitation[edit]

What are your favorite articles and images about love?

As millions around the world prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we thought it would be a good time to find out how the topic of Love is covered on Wikipedia and sister projects.

We're looking for illuminating pages or media files from any wiki, on any related topic -- ranging from platonic to fraternal, divine or romantic love.

Please add your suggestions on this wiki page. Be sure to include a link to your favorite -- and a sentence or two about why you picked it.

We also invite you to add your +1’s for suggestions you think are most insightful, to help select our top picks for Valentine's Day.

Please post your recommendations here until Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. On Thursday, we will prepare a report about our favorites, and publish it on the Wikimedia blog on Friday, Feb. 13, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

This page also includes favorites shared in these social media discussions:

Thanks for sharing the love :)

The Communications team at the Wikimedia Foundation



Contents

Articles[edit]

Please recommend an article about love that you find insightful, from the wiki of your choice.

Love[edit]

Archetypal lovers Romeo and Juliet portrayed by Frank Dicksee

  • Suggested by: Karam Wajeeh Abutabaq (Facebook)
  • Why I recommend it: Good introduction to the many types of love, and how they vary between cultures and viewpoints. This article is well-written, factual, and nuanced, with helpful context. It helped broaden my perspective about love, beyond the romantic ideals we associate it with in western cultures.
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)

Valentine's Day[edit]

Antique Valentine's Day card

  • Suggested by: Fabrice Florin (WMF) (talk) 09:51, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: A factual, well-researched overview of Valentine's Day, how this holiday came about, and how it is celebrated in many world regions. I didn't know that Saint Valentine marks the beginning of spring in some cultures -- or that several Islamic countries ban the sale of all Valentine's Day items, linking them with vice activities.
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)

Wikilove[edit]

  • Suggested by: VGrigas (WMF) (talk) 19:01, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: It's Wikilove! Appropriate for Valentines day on Wikimedia's social media
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)

Love tester machine[edit]

A vintage Love Tester machine at w:Musée Mécanique


WikipediAhimsa[edit]

  • Suggested by: Nemo 23:04, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: Important wiki philosophy.
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)
    • Thank you so much Nemo, for bringing this to our attention. Lotje (talk) 07:43, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
    • +1--Alexmar983 (talk) 17:31, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Parvati[edit]

  • Suggested by: Wyatt Brown (Google+)
  • Why I recommend it: Lord Shiva and his (Shakti) Parvati companion. They have been doing some pretty epic stuff together, for a very long time. :)
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)

Marquis de Sade[edit]

  • Suggested by: Holly Porter (Facebook)
  • Why I recommend it: for obvious reasons [Sometimes, Love hurts]
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)

Santes Dwynwen[edit]

  • Suggested by: @WiciCymru (Twitter)
  • Why I recommend it: Santes Dwynwen on cywiki (Welsh Wikipedia)
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)

Heart/Herz[edit]

  • Suggested by: @Klexikon (Twitter)
  • Why I recommend it: For example our article "heart" / "Herz" #Valentinstag
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)

Golden Rule[edit]

Golden rule image by Bernard d'Agesci, public domain.

  • Suggested by Lotje (talk) 07:43, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: Because you can pick in any language or religion
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)

Love’s Messenger[edit]

  • Suggested by: Smallbones (talk)
  • Why I recommend it: "Love's Messenger" is a wonderful painting I found and uploaded three years ago in February while working with a previously unknown colleague on a series of articles on Pre-Raphaelite paintings. She was absolutely wonderful in helping me work through the series. Actually, though I started the series with a couple of articles, it would be better to say that I helped her finish the series. Her knowledge of the topic is much greater than mine and her enthusiasm carried the series forward when my enthusiasm began to flag. Finding a colleague like this is the greatest pleasure that I have working on Wikipedia. We wrote the article '‘Love’s Messenger” in time for Valentine’s Day, and the article and the painting appeared on the main page in DYK on the 14th. I liked the painting so much that I looked for another article for it and found the perfect one, Love letter. Even though we still haven’t met, and there is no romantic love between us, this is my “love letter” to P., and to all my great colleagues on Wikipedia.
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)

Death during consensual sex[edit]

  • Suggested by: Kevin Gorman (talk)
  • Why I recommend it: I think this would be an interesting candidate to highlight one of the potential pitfalls of love. It’s been a relatively stable article for a long time, which is a bit surprising given the topic. It covers the physiological (or at least some of them) mechanisms that you can die during consensual sex from using sources that comply with the medical sourcing policy of the English Wikipedia, has a well-sourced list of, ah, unique deaths, and was primarily written during a Wikipedia-related event at the National Archives.
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)
    • Sadads (talk) 02:05, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
    • I would suggest it for Halloween too--Alexmar983 (talk) 17:33, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Philosophy[edit]

  • Suggested by: ゆきち (talk) 00:18, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: Because it means "love of wisdom" in Ancient Greek :)
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)

Bonnie and Clyde[edit]

Triangular theory of love[edit]

  • Suggested by: Smitha Bhat (Facebook)
  • Why I recommend it: It is the science of love
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)

List of Love sculptures[edit]

  • Suggested by: Kaldari
  • Why I recommend it: Something you would only find on Wikipedia.
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)

A General Theory of Love[edit]

  • Suggested by: Grace
  • Why I recommend it: Excellent discussion of love from an unconventional perspective
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)

Greek Word for Love[edit]

  • Suggested by: Shams Tabrizi (Facebook)
  • Why I recommend it: Love can take many forms
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)

Friend Zone[edit]

  • Suggested by: Jake Phillips (Facebook)
  • Why I recommend it: Love is tricky some times
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)

Poliamor[edit]

  • Suggested by Alfredo Bueno (Twitter)
  • Why I recommended it: sometimes Love comes in crowds
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)

Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland[edit]

  • Suggested by Jade (Twitter)
  • Why I recommended it: who doesn't like a royal romance.
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)

Images[edit]

Please recommend an image about love that you find insightful, from the wiki of your choice.


Amor and Psyche[edit]

Bouguereau first kiss.jpg

  • Caption: Amor and Psyche as children. By William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1890)
  • Suggested by: Secretlondon (talk)
  • Why I recommend it: There are lots of cute paintings on commons under Eros and I quite liked this one
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)
    • Unconditional love to me it's all that matters Flixtey (talk) 06:45, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
    • --DenghiùComm (talk) 11:43, 14 November 2015 (UTC)


Love amongst the Moldovan peasantry[edit]

"Tenderness" (1972). (5973001763).jpg


Ai: Chinese symbol for love[edit]

Love-zh.svg

  • Caption: "Ai," the traditional Chinese character for love (愛) consists of a heart (心, middle) inside of "accept," "feel," or "perceive," (受) which shows a graceful emotion. It can also be interpreted as a hand offering one's heart to another hand.
  • Suggested by: Fabrice Florin (WMF) (talk) 09:51, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: I love how this chinese character expresses acceptance, perception and giving, in such a compact format. It also helps me think differently about love, with a symbol that ventures beyond the pink valentine hearts I grew up with.
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)



3D Heart[edit]

Heart3D.png

  • Caption: Implicit heart surface
  • Suggested by: Pine (talk) 05:48, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: If anyone felt that there was too little love in Wikimedia, I hope that this gallery will change their minds!
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


Mother and child[edit]

Mother-Child face to face.jpg

  • Caption:Mother and child looking at each other
  • Suggested by: Pine (talk) 05:48, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: If anyone felt that there was too little love in Wikimedia, I hope that this gallery will change their minds!
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


Love Kittens[edit]

Harry and stella.jpg

  • Caption: Two pampered kittens from the same litter, about six weeks old, named Harry and Stella.
  • Suggested by: Pine (talk) 05:48, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: If anyone felt that there was too little love in Wikimedia, I hope that this gallery will change their minds!
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


Gay wedding in Holland[edit]

Weddinginholland.jpg

  • Caption: Photo of my wedding ceremony in the Netherlands. My and my partner's gift to Wikipedia. Merry Christmas. Jeffpw
  • Suggested by: Pine (talk) 05:48, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: If anyone felt that there was too little love in Wikimedia, I hope that this gallery will change their minds!
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


Romeo and Juliet[edit]

DickseeRomeoandJuliet.jpg

  • Caption: Romeo and Juliet balcony scene
  • Suggested by: Pine (talk) 05:48, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: If anyone felt that there was too little love in Wikimedia, I hope that this gallery will change their minds!
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


Soldiers Holding Hands[edit]

Soldiers Holding Hands.jpg

  • Caption: Two soldiers on patrol in the streets of Bujumbura, Burundi, nonchalantly express their affection for one another. It is not unusual in many societies throughout East Africa for men to display their friendship for one another by holding hands in public.
  • Suggested by: Pine (talk) 05:48, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: If anyone felt that there was too little love in Wikimedia, I hope that this gallery will change their minds!
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


Bride and groom kiss[edit]

Bride-groom-kiss.jpg

  • Caption: A bride and a groom kiss.
  • Suggested by: Pine (talk) 05:48, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: If anyone felt that there was too little love in Wikimedia, I hope that this gallery will change their minds!
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


Bromance[edit]

Bromances.jpg

  • Caption: Bromance at its finest.
  • Suggested by: Pine (talk) 05:48, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: If anyone felt that there was too little love in Wikimedia, I hope that this gallery will change their minds!
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


Kissing prairie dogs[edit]

Kissing Prairie dog edit 3.jpg

  • Caption: Kissing black-tailed prairie dogs ( Cynomys ludovicianus ).
  • Suggested by: Pine (talk) 05:48, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: If anyone felt that there was too little love in Wikimedia, I hope that this gallery will change their minds!
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


Harmony Day[edit]

Harmony Day (5475651018).jpg

  • Caption: Harmony Day is a celebration of Australia's cultural diversity, held every year on 21 March.
  • Suggested by: Pine (talk) 05:48, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: If anyone felt that there was too little love in Wikimedia, I hope that this gallery will change their minds!
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


Sappho and Erinna[edit]

Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene.jpg

  • Caption: Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene, by Simeon Solomon (1864)
  • Suggested by: Pine (talk) 05:48, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: If anyone felt that there was too little love in Wikimedia, I hope that this gallery will change their minds!
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


Rock Hudson and Julie Andrews[edit]

Rock Hudson - Julie Andrews.JPG

  • Caption: Rock Hudson kissing Julie Andrews for film Darling Lilli (1968).
  • Suggested by: Pine (talk) 05:48, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: If anyone felt that there was too little love in Wikimedia, I hope that this gallery will change their minds!
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


Lovers with doves[edit]

Entre palomas (8972089122).jpg

  • Caption: Lovers with doves kiss in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Suggested by: Pine (talk) 05:48, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: If anyone felt that there was too little love in Wikimedia, I hope that this gallery will change their minds!
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


Wikimania group photo[edit]

14-08-10-wikimania-gruppenfoto-01.jpg

  • Caption: Wikimania participants in London wave at the camera for this group picture, August 2014.
  • Suggested by: Pine (talk) 05:48, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: If anyone felt that there was too little love in Wikimedia, I hope that this gallery will change their minds!
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


The Flame of Love[edit]

Poelenburgh Flame of love.JPG


Kiss in IKEA[edit]

Men kissing in IKEA.jpg

  • Caption: Against Russian LGBT censorship, kiss in IKEA.
  • Suggested by: (talk)
  • Why I recommend it: This photo of two men kissing has an interesting background, as it was created during a protest against Russian censorship of an IKEA catalog that included a lesbian couple. Apparently the Russian authorities feel that even acknowledging lesbians live together might be promoting homosexuality, which is of course, sadly against the law in Russia.
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


Wasteland[edit]

Wasteland company.jpg

  • Caption: Tense attraction in a wasteland scene.
  • Suggested by: (talk)
  • Why I recommend it: The photographer (Kargaltsev) is well known for his photographs of gay life and love in New York, this tense shot is one in a hot homoerotic series with desolate, almost apocalyptic, backgrounds.
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


A gay kiss in the park[edit]

Um beijo gay no parque.jpg

  • Caption: A gay kiss in the park.
  • Suggested by: (talk)
  • Why I recommend it: This is a typical celebratory kiss during a gay pride event in Brazil, and is in use in several language Wikipedias to illustrate kissing and homosexuality.
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


Kimbo kissing Carolyn[edit]

Kimbo Kissing Carolyn rszd.jpg

  • Caption: Kimbo kisses Carolyn.
  • Suggested by: (talk)
  • Why I recommend it: Another image used to illustrate homosexuality on different Wikipedias, a fun shot of a couple in the USA being themselves.
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


The Jewish Bride[edit]

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn - Portret van een paar als oudtestamentische figuren, genaamd 'Het Joodse bruidje' - Google Art Project.jpg

  • Caption: The Jewish Bride
  • Suggested by: Jane023 (talk) 12:33, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: According to the latest findings by the Rembrandt Research Project, this is a marriage portrait of an Amsterdam couple in an allegorical pose as Isaac and Rebeccah being spied on by Abimelek (Genesis 26:8). It is known in art history circles as simply "The Jewish Bride", though the sitters could easily have been Protestant members of the Amsterdam regency. It is a major tourist attraction for the Rijksmuseum and one of the original paintings in the Van der Hoop bequest that formed the basis for the museum in 1854. Over time, thousands have speculated on the meaning of the hands. There is something incredibly romantic about the painting, which is echoed in the endless speculation about its sitters.
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  • +1 VGrigas (WMF) (talk) 19:20, 11 February 2015 (UTC)


Land of Flowers[edit]

"Land of Flowers", open-air dance LCCN2007662173 (crop).jpg

  • Caption: Land of Flowers, open-air dance.
  • Suggested by: (talk)
  • Why I recommend it: This amateur panoramic photo taken in 1920 was a real oddity among nearly 4,000 uploaded from the Library of Congress archives. A group of girls dress as fairies and put on an open-air dance. There is delightful detail when you zoom in.
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


File:Cheetah Brothers[edit]

Cheetah Brothers AdF.jpg

  • Caption: Two young cheetah brothers cleaning each other after having fed. Okavango Delta, Botswana.
  • Suggested by: Jee (talk)
  • Why I recommend it: My favorite. (This image is especially inspirational: shows brotherhood, fraternal love, cooperation, mutual help.)
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


Love's Messenger[edit]

Loves Messenger Stillman DAM.jpg

  • Caption: Love's Messenger, c. 1885. Watercolor, tempera, and gold paint on paper mounted on wood. By Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927).
  • Suggested by: Smallbones (talk)
  • ”Love’s Messenger” is a wonderful painting I found and uploaded three years ago in February while working with a previously unknown colleague on a series of articles on Pre-Raphaelite paintings. She was absolutely wonderful in helping me work through the series. Actually, though I started the series with a couple of articles, it would be better to say that I helped her finish the series. Her knowledge of the topic is much greater than mine and her enthusiasm carried the series forward when my enthusiasm began to flag. Finding a colleague like this is the greatest pleasure that I have working on Wikipedia. We wrote the article ‘Love’s Messenger” in time for Valentine’s Day, and the article and the painting appeared on the main page in DYK on the 14th. I liked the painting so much that I looked for another article for it and found the perfect one, Love letter. Even though we still haven’t met, and there is no romantic love between us, this is my “love letter” to P., and to all my great colleagues on Wikipedia.
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


Free hugs in Barcelona[edit]

Eneko free hugs bartzelona.jpg

  • Caption: Free hugs in Barcelona: Basque boys and Catalan girls.
  • Suggested by: --Pine 01:01, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: Free hugs and geopolitical harmony, all in one photo.
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


Wikimedian hug[edit]

Creative Commons Indonesia Launching 2012.JPG

  • Caption: WMAU and WMID presidents hugging at a Creative Commons event.
  • Suggested by: Ricordisamoa on Commons-l
  • Why I recommend it: :)
  • +1


Sister Love[edit]

Sister Love, Ethiopia (9911286893).jpg

  • Caption: Two sisters in Ethiopia
  • Suggested by: Michael Guss (WMF)
  • Why I recommend it: I really like this image.
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


The Birth of Venus[edit]

The Birth of Venus by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1879).jpg

  • Caption: Scene depicting the birth of Venus.
  • Suggested by: Nadjim Brahami (Facebook)
  • Why I recommend it: Venus is the goddess of love.
  • +1: (sign here if you like it)


Dante and Beatrice[edit]

Dante and beatrice.jpg

  • Caption: Dante and Beatrice walking by the water.
  • Suggested by: Stuart Green (Facebook)
  • Why I recommend it: Dante and Beatrice where lovers
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Sade Biberstein[edit]

Sade-Biberstein.jpg

  • Caption: Imaginary portrat of the Marquis de Sade.
  • Suggested by: Holly Porter (Facebook)
  • Why I recommend it: Wrote The Crimes of Love
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Triangular Theory of Love[edit]

Triangular Theory of Love.svg

  • Caption: The 3 properties of love and how it creates the 7 different loves according to theory
  • Suggested by: Smitha Bhat (Facebook)
  • Why I recommend it: It is the science of love
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Leda[edit]

Leda - after Michelangelo Buonarroti.jpg

  • Caption: Leda and the Swan
  • Suggested by: Arie Schwartz (Facebook)
  • Why I recommend it: Symbol of love
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Facchinetti Maternal Love[edit]

Facchinetti Maternal love.jpg

  • Caption: Maternal Love
  • Suggested by: Samantha Cope Mutschler (Facebook)
  • Why I recommend it: A representation of motherly love
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Bonnie and Clyde[edit]

Bonnieclyde f.jpg

  • Caption: Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, sometime between 1932 and 1934, when their exploits in Arkansas included murder, robbery, and kidnapping. Contrary to popular belief the two never married. They were in a long standing relationship. Posing in front of a 1932 Ford V-8 automobile.
  • Suggested by: Thokozani Thokz Mahlangu (Facebook)
  • Why I recommend it: Classic and curious love story
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The Kiss[edit]

Henry John Stock - The Kiss.jpg

  • Caption: A kiss
  • Suggested by: Abuhab Lorenzo (Google+)
  • Why I recommend it: Action of love
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Xochipilli statue[edit]

XochipilliMuseo Regional Altepepialcalli 01.JPG

  • Caption: Xochipilli
  • Suggested by: Kennedy Soileau (Google+)
  • Why I recommend it: Represents beauty
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Pair of Elephants[edit]

Compañeros de Vida Partners for life (5718084148).jpg

  • Caption: A pair of elephants at Africam Safari in Puebla.
  • Suggested by: jaken ty (Twitter)
  • Why I recommend it: A graceful and loving head bump.
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Gustav Klimt 016[edit]

Gustav Klimt 016

  • Caption: The Kiss (Der Kuß)
  • Suggested by: Cmcmahon (talk) 19:28, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: immediately recognizable, iconic work of Gustav Klimt
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File:John William Waterhouse - La Belle Dame sans Merci (1893).jpg[edit]

John William Waterhouse

  • Caption: La Belle Dame sans Merci by John William Waterhouse (1893)
  • Suggested by: Jake Phillips (Facebook)
  • Why I recommend it: Used as a representation for the Romance(love) English Wikipedia article.
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Gay Pride in Toulouse[edit]

Gay pride 090 - Marche des fiertés Toulouse 2011.jpg

  • Caption: Toulouse Gay Pride 2011 in Toulouse, France, on June 18th, 2011.
  • Suggested by: Elitre
  • Why I recommend it: According to his author this pic is wildly popular outside our sites. --Elitre (talk) 13:51, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
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Reproach with love[edit]

Brooklyn Museum - Love Disarmed - Will Hicock Low - overall.jpg


  • Caption: Love Disarmed, by Will Hicock Low - Brooklyn Museum, New York City -
  • Suggested by: DenghiùComm
  • Why I recommend it: Reproaches made with love, are the winning educational method ! --DenghiùComm (talk) 11:24, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
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Seducing[edit]

Waterhouse Hylas and the Nymphs Manchester Art Gallery 1896.15 n2.jpg


  • Caption: Hylas and the Nymphs , by John William Waterhouse - Manchester Art Gallery (England).
  • Suggested by: DenghiùComm
  • Why I recommend it: To be seduced is always pleasant and thrilling, even when you are aware that you are moving towards disaster. --DenghiùComm (talk) 12:06, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
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Passion with tenderness[edit]

Antonio canova, psiche rianimata dal bacio di amore, 1788-1793, 02.JPG
  • Caption: Psyche revived by the kiss of Love, by Antonio Canova (Louvre, Paris).
  • Suggested by: DenghiùComm
  • Why I recommend it: The passion associated with tenderness brings love to the sublime and approaches to God. --DenghiùComm (talk) 11:24, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
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Eternal love[edit]

Anziana con scialle.jpg


  • Caption: Cemetery of Staglieno (Genoa, Italy) - Tomb of Badaracco Family.
  • Suggested by: DenghiùComm
  • Why I recommend it: The eternal love is the only one that goes beyond the death. --DenghiùComm (talk) 11:24, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
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Kiss of death[edit]

134 Cementiri del Poblenou, el Petó de la Mort.jpg
  • Caption: Kiss of Death - Poblenou Cemetery, Barcelona (Spain).
  • Suggested by: DenghiùComm
  • Why I recommend it: We must not love the death, but let that the death take us away when she decides to deliver us from all our sufferings. --DenghiùComm (talk) 13:10, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
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Love in the war[edit]

Napoli 1943, liberazione.jpg
  • Caption: A little girl kisses an allied soldier after the liberation of the city of Naples (September 1943).
  • Suggested by: DenghiùComm
  • Why I recommend it: Who, in time of war, end our terror, our hunger, our need for peace and security, will remain in our memory, in our gratitude and in our love forever. --DenghiùComm (talk) 18:46, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
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Videos[edit]

Please recommend a video about love that you find insightful, from the wiki of your choice.

What's a Love Dart?[edit]


  • Caption: What's a Love Dart?
  • Suggested by: MGuss (WMF) (talk) 19:05, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: Created as a 'Valentine from Wikipedia', this video documents the creation of an article about the 'Love Dart' -- along with candid reactions from people on the street. Did you know that some snails and slugs make a little arrow (or 'love dart') inside their bodies before mating? Some people think this may have been the origin of Cupid's arrow.
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Why Change Your Wife? - Cecil B. DeMille[edit]





  • Caption: American silent comedy film by Cecil B. DeMille (1920).
  • Suggested by: Geni (talk) 20:09, 7 February 2015
  • Why I recommend it: For a more adult option from a respected director we have Cecil B. DeMille's Why Change Your Wife?
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Last Days of Pompei[edit]





  • Caption: Italian silent film by Mario Caserini, Eleuterio Rodolf (1913).
  • Suggested by: Geni (talk) 20:09, 7 February 2015
  • Why I recommend it: For those who require some level of volcanos in their love stories.
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Sounds[edit]

Please recommend a sound or musical piece about love that you find insightful, from the wiki of your choice.


"La primavera" by Vivaldi[edit]



  • Caption: La primavera (Spring) — Movement 1: Allegro from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi
  • Suggested by: Lotje (talk) 07:43, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: Expresses love for life
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Let's Do It[edit]



  • Caption:2011 performance of "Let's Do It" by Linda November and Artie Schroeck
  • Suggested by: 98.114.44.226 01:56, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: international aspect (Lithuanians and Letts do it)
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Amare or To Love[edit]



  • Caption: The correct way to pronounce love!
  • Suggested by: Andrew Sherman (talk) 01:53, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: simple, elegant, on topic
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Sites[edit]

Please recommend a wiki project, website or section about love that you find insightful.


WikiLove.com[edit]

  • Suggested by: Keegan (WMF)
  • Why I recommend it: Well, I guess I'll just put this here. A whole project dedicated to what you're writing about.
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Feel the Love - Signpost Gallery[edit]

  • Suggested by: Pine (talk) 05:48, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: If anyone felt that there was too little love in Wikimedia, I hope that this gallery will change their minds!
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Cats Hugging Gallery[edit]

  • Suggested by: Victor Grigas
  • Why I recommend it: Warm, cozy, loving embrace
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Love Category[edit]

  • Suggested by: Fabrice Florin (WMF) (talk) 08:16, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: Good resource for finding images about love.
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Quotes[edit]

Please recommend a short quote or excerpt about love that you find insightful, from the wiki of your choice.


Hamlet quote about Valentines day[edit]

To-morrow is Saint Valentine's day,
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your Valentine.
Then up he rose, and donn'd his clothes,
And dupp'd the chamber-door;
Let in the maid, that out a maid
Never departed more.
—William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5

  • Suggested by: VGrigas (WMF) (talk) 18:58, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: It's historic and from a well-known play.
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Sonnets from the Portguese No. 43[edit]

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,—I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • Suggested by: Phyllis Florin
  • Why I recommend it: One of the most beautiful love sonnets ever.
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Love Wikiquotes[edit]

  • Suggested by: Nemo 23:03, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why I recommend it: Because you can pick in any language.
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    • ** Thanks so much, Nemo! Everyone, this is a GREAT resource for finding more good quotes about love -- and adding your favorites here! Fabrice Florin (WMF) (talk) 23:55, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
    • Indeed, one can pick in any language Nemo
    • Lotje (talk) 07:43, 8 February 2015 (UTC)


My “love letter” to P.[edit]

"Love's Messenger is a wonderful painting I found and uploaded three years ago in February while working with a previously unknown colleague on a series of articles on Pre-Raphaelite paintings. She was absolutely wonderful in helping me work through the series. Actually, though I started the series with a couple of articles, it would be better to say that I helped her finish the series. Her knowledge of the topic is much greater than mine and her enthusiasm carried the series forward when my enthusiasm began to flag. Finding a colleague like this is the greatest pleasure that I have working on Wikipedia. We wrote the article ‘Love’s Messenger” in time for Valentine’s Day, and the article and the painting appeared on the main page in DYK on the 14th. I liked the painting so much that I looked for another article for it and found the perfect one, Love letter. Even though we still haven’t met, and there is no romantic love between us, this is my “love letter” to P., and to all my great colleagues on Wikipedia."


Wikipedia is a labor of love[edit]

  • Suggested by: Nathan Joel Clairmont (Google+)
  • Why I recommend it: Wikipedia itself has a intense amount of love in it. Wikipedia is a labor of love, for the whole world, and all people. That is True Love. You have helped me put so many broken pieces back to together on so many things in the world, life, myself, to understand. Caring about people like I've never seen before. Just Grateful. I love Wikipedia and everyone involved. I appreciate you.
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