By Daniel Bullen
The Love Lives of the Artists tells the tales of artists who observed the open courting because the success in their artwork. definitely, a few used their open relationships to torture themselves and others; yet a few have been in a position to ‘put up with a great deal of contradictory nonsense,’ as Georgia O'Keeffe positioned it—suffering worried breakdowns or drug and alcohol addictions, besides jealous torments—in order to maintain inventive connections to what appeared ‘clear and brilliant and lovely’ of their artist lovers.
In this engrossing exam, Daniel Bullen sheds mild at the love lives of Lou Andreas-Salomé and Rainer Maria Rilke; Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe; Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir; Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin. Following those artists via their creative development—from their early relationships to their commitments and next affairs—we can see their relationships as rebellions opposed to smooth tradition and bourgeois morality, yet in addition they exhibit us the infrequent achievement of artistic freedom and shared understanding.
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