Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin
So that Camille Claudel could have artistic training, Louis Prosper Claudel sent his family to Paris in 1881. During his studies at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Camille, then 19, met Auguste Rodin. Impressed with the sculptures of the young artist, Rodin became his mentor, later lover. The relationship has often been portrayed in their work, such as Claudel's sculpture "La jeune fille à la gerbe" and Rodin's "Galatée". Auguste refused to leave longtime mate Rose Beuret, which affected their relationship. Camille's family disapproved of the relationship, and after suffering an abortion in 1892, she left home and ended the affair with Rodin. Although they continued to meet for several years, it is believed that Auguste left Paris because of Camille's paranoid and aggressive behavior, which was eventually interned in a hospice. Rodin is considered by many to be the father of modern sculpture, while Claudel's work is recognized for its originality at the time.
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
When the two Mexican artists met, Frida Kahlo was still recovering from an accident that affected her legs and spine. Forced to rest, Kahlo created a collection of self-portraits with the help of a mirror placed above the bed. Diego Rivera was instantly fascinated by Frida's paintings, which he described as "a vital sensuality enriched by a merciless but sensitive sense of observation." United for the love of art, they had in common cultural identity and revolutionary political beliefs, marrying in August 1929. The marriage was punctuated by their success in the art world, their numerous travels and encounters with some of the greatest artists. of all time like Picasso, Breton or Kandinsky. However, Diego Rivera had a love affair with her sister-in-law, resulting in divorce. Still, Frida and Diego remarried in 1940 and remained together until Frida Kahlo's death in 1954.
Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely
Niki de Saint Phalle and Tinguely met in Paris in 1956. At the time, Tinguely was married to artist Eva Aeppli, Saint Phalle and writer Harry Mathews. The two began working together shortly thereafter, starting a prolific and lasting partnership that gave them the nickname "Bonnie and Clyde of Art". The collaborations were numerous, including "Dylaby", "La géante Nana" and the famous "Cyclop de Milly-la-Forêt". Together they built a neorealistic empire, being recognized as two of the most colorful artists of the twentieth century. There are those who believe that it is also because they had lived a tumultuous love. "We are two sculptors linked together, living in two very different worlds. Materially opposed, ideologically opposed, and divided by gender, masculinity on one side and profound femininity on the other," Tinguely said.
Salvador Dalí and Gala
In 1929 Salvador Dalí welcomed Paul Eluard and his wife Elena Diakonova to their home in the coastal town of Cadaqués. There was an immediate complicity between Dali and Elena (who would change her name to Gala). She left her husband in love with the surrealist painter, becoming Dalí's ultimate muse, confidant and companion. The proof that they were flexible to each other's eccentricities is that Gala had several extramarital affairs and supported her partner's desire for singer Amanda Lear, with whom the couple eventually had a relationship with three.
Dora Maar and Pablo Picasso
In 1935, poet Paul Eluard introduced Picasso to Dora, a photographer, the woman who would become the inspiration for the famous painting "The Crying Woman." Picasso and Dora were together for nine years while the painter was married to Marie-Thérèse Walter, with whom he had a daughter, Maya. The photographer also documented the creative process of "Guernica", a milestone in their love. Dora's life revolved around the artist, going from photography to painting and accompanying Picasso on all his travels until he decided to leave it to Françoise Gillot in the late 1940s. Dora was the fourth of seven Pablo Picasso's wives.
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