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Just as romanticism comes in many guises, our Modern Romance trend spans an array of beautiful imagery, from the ultra-feminine, to the ethereal and the classical.
Allowing the imagination to run free and playing on dreams and narratives, the appeal of the romantic sentiment is that it revolves around the personal; sometimes frivolous and lavish, at other times stunningly effortless, but always evocative.
From the pastel shades that currently dominate catwalk and interior trends, to a treasured photograph or trinket, romance can be found everywhere in daily life. All you have to do is look for it.
Capturing the romance of the stage, photography from The Royal Opera House archives illustrate favourite productions from the Royal Ballet. They depict the gracefulness and refinement of dance in a single moment, making art works that will inspire and delight.
Conversely, the spontaneous poetry of life is caught on film in the Getty Images Gallery series; icons of the screen are immortalised in black and white photography, oozing glamour and style. The subjects of these iconic images, as well as their perfect compositions will never loose their sparkle.
Putting a historical spin on romance meanwhile, the National Gallery collections include timeless and beautiful portraits that allude to tales of past romances. Bring these stories to life through murals, Epic posters, and large-scale canvas prints.