The Art of Love : The Romantic and Explosive Stories Behind Art's Greatest Couples
An illustrated book exploring the passionate, challenging and loving relationships behind some the world's greatest works of art
Kate Bryan (broadcaster, writer and curator) delves into the complex world of artistic relationships, exploring the nuanced ways in which art and love can share the same space. When two married artists collaborate, do they ever get a moment off? What happens when love fades and two artists, known by one moniker, part? When a couple work independently, how do they manage jealousy and competition? In this book, you'll meet love in all its glorious and complicated forms, including: unlikely couples with conflicting philosophies (Yayoi Kusama & Joseph Cornell); women artists unjustly overshadowed (Lee Krasner & Jackson Pollock);unconventional marriages that prove love has many guises (Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera);couples who suffered from intense, public burnout (Marina Abramovic & Ulay); soul mates who found safety in each other (Ethel Mars & Maud Hunt Squire);bitter rivalries that weren't built to last (Jasper Johns & Robert Rauschenberg); and inseparable collaborators (Gilbert & George).
Through evocative stories and beautiful illustrations by Asli Yazan, Kate tells of the formation, and sometimes breakdown, of each romance - documenting their highs and lows and revealing just how powerful love can be in the creative process. Whether long-lasting, peaceful collaborations, or short-lived tumultuous affairs, The Art of Love, opens the door on some of the greatest love stories of the twentieth century including Francoise Gilot & Pablo Picasso; Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera; Carl Andre & Ana Mendieta; Christo & Jeanne-Claude; Robert Delaunay & Sonia Delaunay; Lee Krasner & Jackson Pollock; Barbara Hepworth & Ben Nicholson; Georgia O'Keeffe & Alfred Stieglitz and Lee Miller & Man Ray.
- Author: Kate Bryan
- Hardcover: 184 pages | 80 illustrations
- Date published: June 2019
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0711240315
- Product Dimensions: 24.3 x 24.1 cm