Biographies of artists and writers have traditionally presented an individual’s lone struggle for self-expression. In this book, critics and historians challenge these assumptions in a series of essays that focus on artist and writer couples who have shared sexual and artistic bonds. Featuring duos such as Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel, Sonia and Robert Delaunay, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, and Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, this book combines biography with evaluation of each partner’s work in the context of the relationship.
Table of Contents
Camille Claudel & Auguste Rodin • Sonia & Robert Delaunay • Clara & Andre Malraux • Vanessa Bell & Duncan Grant • Virginia Woolf & Vita-Sackville West • Leonora Carrington & Max Ernst • Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera • Kay Sage & Yves Tanguy • Anais Nin & Henry Miller • Lillian Hellman & Dashiell Hammett • Jasper Johns & Robert Rauschenberg • Simone & Andre Schwarz-Bart • Lee Krasner & Jackson Pollock