Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and some of us here at Flavorpill are feeling silly. Or, you know, nauseated and glum. Sigh. So, what are we going to do? We’re going to play the Famous Artworks Matchmaking Game! Yay! Remember when you were kid and you’d smack your Barbie and Gumby together and pretend they were a couple? It’s like that. We’re pairing up the classic, contemporary, and pop culture works of art — and their subjects — that we think should go on a date and have a nice time together. Feel free to rain on our silly love parade in the comments section. We realize that it could be quite cathartic this time of year.
Ah, Leonardo da Vinci’s mysterious Mona Lisa and her famously confounding facial expression. Clearly, a gal like this would torture any normal beau into madness. Is it a half smile or a half frown? Huh?!!… Let her meet her match in Rene Magritte’s surrealistic gent from Not To Be Reproduced. Now that’s a poker face! Let’s pluck them out of their respective centuries and let them intrigue one another.