The Art of Love (Hardcover)

The Romantic and Explosive Stories Behind Art's Greatest Couples

By Kate Bryan, Asli Yazan (Illustrator)

White Lion Publishing, 9780711240315, 184pp.

Publication Date: July 2, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/9/2020)

List Price: 27.00*
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Description

The Art of Love tells the stories of the most fascinating couples of the art world, exploring the passionate, challenging and loving relationships behind some of the world’s greatest works of art.

From Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera to Joseph Cornell and Yayoi Kusama, Josef and Anni Albers to Gilbert & George – Kate Bryan delves into 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.

The relationships:

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; Lee Miller & Man Ray; Max Ernst & Dorothea Tanning; Jasper Johns & Robert Rauschenberg; Elaine de Kooning & William de Kooning; Maria Martins & Marcel Duchamp; Hans Arp & Sophie Taeuber-Arp; Raoul Hausmann & Hannah Hoch; Josef Albers & Anni Albers; Gwendolyn Knight & Jacob Lawrence; Kay Sage & Yves Tanguy; Nancy Holt & Robert Smithson; Marina Abramovic & Ulay; Gilbert & George; Joseph Cornell & Yayoi Kusama; Carroll Dunham & Laurie Simmons; Camille Claudel & Auguste Rodin; Maud Hunt Squire & Ethel Mars; Frances Loring & Florence Wyle; Alexander Rodchenko & Varvara Stepanova; Niki de Saint Phalle & Jean Tinguely; Leon Golub & Nancy Spero; Lili Elbe & Gerda Wegener; Bernd Becher & Hilla Becher; Emilia Kabakov & Ilya Kabakov; Tim Noble & Sue Webster; Idris Khan & Annie Morris


About the Author

Kate Bryan is an arts presenter, curator, expert tour guide and writer. She is Head of Collections for Soho House & Co. globally and has written and presented television programmes for Sky Arts, Sky Arte Italia, BBC Two and BBC Four. She is a judge on the annual Sky Arts competition programmes Portrait Artist of the Year and Landscape Artist of the Year