Monday, February 14, 2011


Romance has been the impetus for ART over the ages.  Composers have written musical compositions to love, sculptors have made representations of their lovers,  poets have written odes about love, and of course, painters have painted about it.  I have included just a very small sampling of "ART FOR LOVE".

Pablo Picasso as is known had two wives and many mistresses.  They were all his muses and influenced his work immensely.  Oscar Kokoshka was known to have been passionately in love with Alma Mahler and when she would no longer have anything to do with him he had a doll made in her likeness.  Amedeo Modigliani did not lack for women in his life.  He is known for his beautiful paintings, many of Women. Included here is his Common Law Wife Jeanne Hebuterne.

Picasso's  Mistress Marie Therese
Olga, Picasso's First Wife
Bride of The Wind, (Kokoshka & Anna Mahler)
Kokoshka & His Doll
Jeanne Hebuterne

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love it! Did not know all of this.