Monday, February 14
Art, Artists & Love
Well, Happy Valentine’s Day.
That being said, there have been some very famous artist couples in art history: Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar, Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Edward and Jo Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, just to name a few.
With artists’ egos and creative outbursts, wouldn’t you like to be a fly on their studio wall(s)? As I understand it, not all of these relationships were lovey-dovey; in fact, some were down-right contentious. Some didn’t live together. But for Valentine’s Day let’s just assume it was all blissfulness.
Venus and Cupid were the iconic subjects of Renaissance paintings in centuries past.
Don’t forget Manet’s Olympia (or Victorine Meurent). It hints at love, even if it were for sale.
How about the steamy art on the cover of romance novels?
What about that couple in Grant Wood’s American Gothic. Do you think there’s a love story there? Maybe.
On Answers.com, to the question, “how many mistresses did Picasso have,” the answer is eight, all of whom appeared in his paintings (although some you wouldn’t recognize due to the shape of their faces).
And for whom does Mona Lisa smile?
There are many more examples--why don't you send a few?
Ah, art, artists, and love...
Until next blog…
Posted by Byrne Smith