Heart to Heart: The Iconography of Love

From elaborate Victorian Valentines to modern-day emojis, the heart has served as a standard-bearer of love throughout time. When words fail us we fall back on symbols, and there is no more artful way to illustrate romance than with the image of a heart.

Today, the tradition continues as the heart reigns supreme as a symbol of enduring love, a talisman of one’s abiding affection and a gift to cherish.