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Art and the theme of love

Below are the art forms
Gustav Klimt's, "The Kiss" (visual art);
Gone with the Wind (novel)
"At Last" by Etta James (song)
At Last Lyrics by Etta James

At last, my love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song
Oh, yeah, at last
The skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clovers
The night I looked at you
I found a dream that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to rest my cheek to
A thrill that I have never known
Oh, yeah when you smile, you smile
Oh, and then the spell was cast
And here we are in heaven
For you are mine
At last

List the components of the theme and the areas of commonality.
The Theme is Love
My question is: If the mediums for expression are from different time periods, how has the expression of the theme changed over time?

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As you formulate your own paper and list the components of the theme and the areas of commonality between the painting and the song, please allow me to help.

Please note that both the song and painting seem to transcend time, despite their different mediums and representation from different time periods. I think this is mainly because they both embody the universal theme of love and passion. What is your take?

As you correlate how the expression of the theme changed over time, it seems to waver between physical, almost erotic love from the 1907-1908 painting, to a deliberate return to an innocent, pure love from Etta James in 1961. Sort of the reverse to what we have now, don't you think? If you look at what ...

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Arts and the theme of love are correlated.

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