Significant Others: Creativity and Intimate Partnership

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Biographies of artists and writers have traditionally described creativity as an extraordinary individual's lone struggle for self-expression. Now, thirteen of today's leading critics and historians challenge and redefine conventional assumptions in a highly original and revealing series of essays that focus on artist and writer couples who have shared both sexual and artistic bonds, combining biography with evaluation of each partner's work in the context of their relationship. Significant Others features such ...
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Overview

Biographies of artists and writers have traditionally described creativity as an extraordinary individual's lone struggle for self-expression. Now, thirteen of today's leading critics and historians challenge and redefine conventional assumptions in a highly original and revealing series of essays that focus on artist and writer couples who have shared both sexual and artistic bonds, combining biography with evaluation of each partner's work in the context of their relationship. Significant Others features such celebrated duos as Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin, Sonia and Robert Delaunay, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Anais Nin and Henry Miller, and Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. The contributors explore the nature of artistic companionships, with their corresponding limitations and innovations; the tangled questions of identity; the roles of gender and sexuality; and the stereotypes imposed by society. Many of the essays are particularly concerned with the way women and men have been evaluated in relation to their partners in traditional biographies, art history and literary criticism. We are encouraged to think in new ways about inspirational interaction, and to reassess both women's and men's contributions to culture and the importance of their art. These creative unions offer arresting instances of sexual and artistic collision, collusion and mutual stimulation. Significant Others presents thirteen dramas, with imaginative and courageous players who chose fruitful, colorful and often difficult solutions to the dilemmas of social constraint and competing genius.
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New York Times Book Review
A wonderful collection of essays...examining both healthy and deeply unhealthy versions of artistic interdependence.
The New York Times
A wonderful collection of essays...examining both healthy and deeply unhealthy versions of artistic interdependence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500278741
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Series: Interplay Series
  • Pages: 243
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1 Myths of Creation: Camille Claudel & Auguste Rodin 15
2 Living Simultaneously: Sonia & Robert Delaunay 31
3 Of First Wives and Solitary Heroes: Clara & Andre Malraux 51
4 The "Left-handed Marriage": Vanessa Bell & Duncan Grant 65
5 "Tinder-and-Flint": Virginia Woolf & Vita Sackville-West 83
6 The Bird Superior meets the Bride of the Wind: Leonora Carrington & Max Ernst 97
7 Beauty to his Beast: Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera 119
8 Separate Studios: Kay Sage & Yves Tanguy 137
9 The Literate Passion of Anais Nin & Henry Miller 155
10 Non-negotiable Bonds: Lillian Hellman & Dashiell Hammett 173
11 The Art of Code: Jasper Johns & Robert Rauschenberg 189
12 Significantly Other: Simone & Andre Schwarz-Bart 209
13 Fictions: Krasner's Presence, Pollock's Absence 223
Notes and Selected Bibliographies 244
Notes on the Contributors 254
Index 255
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