When two artist marry each other, it creates a truly one of a kind relationship.
It binds two highly creative and expressive minds that seek ways to reveal their ideas and emotions to the world. Their art would obviously be affected by their significant other, wether it be professionally, emotionally, or because of each others ideas or even aesthetics. I had chosen to research into the relationship of artistic marriages because I wanted to see how it affected their life and their art. I decided to focus my research on three couples that have become well-respected artists and being married to each other could have been their cause for fame and praise, or their emotional torment that fueled an expressive mind.
The three artistic couples I have chosen to look into were Diego Rivera and Frieda Kahlo, Edward and Nancy Kienholz, and Christo and Jeanne-Claude. These three couples fell in love with each other and joined in matrimony, though some were more faithful than others. Diego was a notorious womanizer, and Frieda was bisexual, they still loved each other deeply though. These two artists are now gone into the next life. The next artistic couple is Edward and Nancy who created assemblages that created controversy and were very expressive. In that relationship only Nancy is still around and Edward died in 1994. The only couple that remains alive and productive today is Christo and Jeanne-Claudde. They create projects and pieces that astonish and surprise the everyday man.
My first couple I will concentrate on is Diego Rivera and Frieda Kahlo. Diego was born on December 8th of 1886 in Guanajuato and began to draw at a very early age. He attended the San Carlos Preparatory School and earned a scholarship to go study in Europe. Diego was a member of the Communist Party and he shared the leftists belief with Frieda.
Frieda had been born on June 6, 1907 in Mexico City to a German father and Mexican mother.