Matters of the Heart

Relationships of love are all encompassing. Perhaps, that is why the study of relationships (and it’s many forms) remains an inspirational and recurring theme in art. 

Lee Krasner & Jackson Pollock in their kitchen, by Martha Holmes, 1949

For many artists, love relationships are an integral part of their work. It is what passionately links their own lives to the art they make, and you can feel it when in the presence of their paintings, photographs, sculptures or drawings. In the words of Thomas Merton, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” That being said, most artists would likely agree that art is love, love is art.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here is a group of photographs that explores art and love in relationships. 

Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe embraced in a kiss.

“Press Two Callas” by Imogene Cunningham, 1929

"Revolving Door" (New York), by Lee Friedlander, 1963

“Revolving Door” (New York), by Lee Friedlander, 1963

 

"Sue Gallo Baugher and Faye Gallo", Twinsburg, Ohio, by Mary Ellen Mark, 1998

“Sue Gallo Baugher and Faye Gallo”, Twinsburg, Ohio, by Mary Ellen Mark, 1998

"The Hot Dog", by Sally Mann, 1989

“The Hot Dog”, by Sally Mann, 1989

"Couple", Romania by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1975

“Couple”, Romania by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1975

 

 

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