06/07/2012 13:14 BST | Updated 06/07/2012 17:44 BST

Happy National Kissing Day! Here's 11 Artistic Kisses

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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Artistic Kisses