Power couples of the Arts!
This week, to celebrate Valentine's Day, the Art Explora Academy is paying tribute to the iconic couples of art history! You can learn more about these artists whose love affairs influenced their creations. Whether they drew inspiration from each other, provided mutual support, or challenged one another, all these couples had unique relationships that resulted in exceptional masterpieces. Enjoy!

Glamour. Curiosity. Excitement. A love story for the ages. Such are the types of descriptors that you hear when you ponder the life and love of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Truly, in the pantheon of great artistic relationships, they are one of the top couples out there. And they had the great fortune, or whatever you want to call it, of living their exciting lives in front of the camera, as well as on canvas. Google them, and all kinds of lovey-dovey images come up– images of Diego nuzzling Frida, images of them kissing, of her embracing him around his wide middle section. But what some people neglect, or possibly even forget, is that their relationship was by no means perfect. There were great ups, of course, but the downs? Incredible. Even Diego Rivera himself was aware of this fact, later writing, quote, “If I ever loved a woman, the more I loved her, the more I wanted to hurt her. Frida was the most obvious victim of this disgusting trait.” Harsh words. But would they always be that way?

Content produced by Art Curious

On the agenda
podcast - 25:45
Diego and Frida, Part 2
By: ArtCurious
video - 4:04
Man Ray & Lee Miller – The Lovers
By: Tate
podcast - 58:26
The Iconic Power Couples of the Arts
By: More Than A Muse
podcast - 25:02
The Art of Love
By: Tate
video - 10:24
Artists in Love
By: The Art Assignment
podcast - 21:43
The Art of Love
By: Art matters
podcast - 28:26
Diego and Frida, Part 1
By: ArtCurious