Yes, National Kissing Day. That wonderful day in the calendar when dental hygiene and the love of your life (or latest fling) become wildly important.

Well, maybe, for some. Whether you're aware of this important annual event or not, it's a great excuse for us to get a little romantic and dig out our favourite artistic kisses. *Swoon*

Some are knee-weakeningly romantic, others overtly political, and there's even a healthy dose of the heavy breathing in there.

Needless to say, few captured the art of the perfect kiss like these brush-wielders.

Need some inspiration? Why not check out our gallery of fictional fitties?

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  • <em>The Stolen Kiss</em> (1788) Jean-Honoré Fragonard IMAGE: <a href="www.artfinder.com" target="_hplink">artfinder</a>

  • <em>Wee Kiss</em> (20th century) Willie Rodger IMAGE: <a href="www.artfinder.com" target="_hplink">artfinder</a>

  • Kiss V Roy Lichtenstein IMAGE: <a href="www.artfinder.com" target="_hplink">artfinder</a>

  • Kiss Kiss Kiss (1966) David Inshaw IMAGE: <a href="www.artfinder.com" target="_hplink">artfinder</a>

  • Would you kiss your mum? Jess Wilson IMAGE: <a href="www.artfinder.com" target="_hplink">artfinder</a>

  • Kiss (2011) AIKO IMAGE: <a href="www.artfinder.com" target="_hplink">artfinder</a>

  • The Kiss of Judas (19th century) Ary Scheffer IMAGE: <a href="www.artfinder.com" target="_hplink">artfinder</a>

  • The Kiss (1889) Auguste Rodin IMAGE: <a href="www.artfinder.com" target="_hplink">artfinder</a>

  • The Kiss (1859) Francesco Hayez IMAGE: <a href="www.artfinder.com" target="_hplink">artfinder</a>

  • The Kiss Gustave Klimt 1907 IMAGE: <a href="www.artfinder.com" target="_hplink">artfinder</a>

  • A couple imitates the famous brothers' kiss of GDR leader Honecker and Soviet leader Brezhnev at the so-called East Side Gallery in Berlin, Germany, 10 August 1991. IMAGE: Jan Bauer/DPA/Press Association Images