DAILY ART FIX: For this Surrealist art couple, love was an alien landscape

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Yves Tanguy “I Await You (Je vous attends),” 1934

Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

In honor of romantic love, a story of how two painters found each other.

We typically associate romance with images of sunsets on the beach and candlelit dinners. Not alien landscapes.

But in 1936, it was a mysterious landscape painting that left American artist Kay Sage lovestruck. Created by French surrealist Yves Tanguy, the canvas was filled with odd, organic shapes, rendered with striking intricacy and uncanny realism. Sage recalled later that she “could not tear herself away.”

And in four years, Sage (1898-1963) and Tanguy (1900-1955) would be married, living out the Surrealist belief that there is no such thing as coincidence: That mysterious painting’s title was “I Await You.”

Kay Sage “Ring of Iron, Ring of Wool”

Read the full article here: WASHINGTON POST – For this Surrealist art couple, love was an alien landscape

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DAILY ART FIX: ‘Love’ sculpture artist Robert Indiana was an angry egomaniac, new book claims

Art world links which caught my eye…

LOVE Statue — Visit Philadelphia

Robert Indiana “Love”

It seems like an artist associated with “LOVE” was not very loving. This bit of graphic design might have referenced humanity’s most profound experience, but the guy who made it was all too human.

“This artist had the reputation for being reclusive. Another word people liked to use to describe him was hermit. He wasn’t that, either. Robert Indiana was an ass,” writes author Bob Keyes in “The Isolation Artist” (Godine; out Tuesday). “Indiana had become purposefully elusive and hard to reach because he relished the reputation and reality of being difficult. For slights, real or perceived, he declined meetings with presidents and partnerships with rock stars.”

Read the full article here: NEW YORK POST – ‘Love’ sculpture artist Robert Indiana was an angry egomaniac, new book claims

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DAILY ART FIX: Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz: Love and Art Amidst the Spanish Flu

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Alfred Stieglitz “Georgia O’Keeffe”

We remember Georgia O’Keeffe as a painter of flowers and bones. Less known are the intimate series of photographs made of her by art world pioneer Alfred Stieglitz, her future husband. Key quote from the article:

Although Stieglitz created over 300 photographs of O’Keeffe throughout their long relationship, it was in 1918, when the heat of their love was brand new and the world was in chaos, that his camera lens became the instrument of his passion, exploring every inch of her face, her long graceful limbs and naked body often in languid repose. 

Read the full article here: ART & OBJECT – Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz: Love and Art Amidst the Spanish Flu

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