In so many cases in art history we hear about how the artist cannot live without ‘the Other’ – his muse, his lover, his companion. Dali and Gala, Rodin and Claudel are couples who became notorious in art history. Yet women such as Victorine Meurent, Jeanne Hébuterne and Tulla Larsen are names that people barely recognize, whereas their respective male partners (Manet, Modigliani, Munch) are widely known. And yet the world of art would not be the same without these women. In this session we will discuss a number of relationships where work, love and creativity are closely related.
Isabel Vermote is an Historian and Art Historian. She studied at the universities of Namur, Leuven and Brussels. She currently works for the Education Department of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium and is also a lecturer at the Bozar, ING, Belfius and for some private collections.
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