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2.14.2010

Love is in the air...

Good morning contemporary art lovers!
I am in a lovely mood today, therefore, I want to talk about love and love of art! I am not usually a romantic at heart but this year maybe Valentine's day will inspire me...

Love is all around us, love is all we need but... as Magritte painted it, love is blind! This is a personal interpretation of his painting untitled "The Lovers". The faces of the lovers are covered by a veil which probably symbolizes the mystery of love. Who can affirm that they perfectly know everything about love? Our lovers are never completely known to us and passion might make you crazy. Here lovers are totally devoted to one another.

Love can be blind but love also gives you inspiration. A proof of this is that many artists weren't able to work without their muses/lovers next to them. Unica Zurn who was an amazing german surrealist drawer lived with Hans Bellmer, he was a famous surrealist artist. He studied the female body and its representation and he was accepted by the Surrealists because of his references to the female beauty and the sexualization of the youthful form. His photographs, sculptures... were very erotic, almost pornographic, and frequently disturbing. Most often, he used dolls to create his sculptures and photographs. But sometimes, Unica's body was taken as a model, a model whose body was bound and strained to meet the requirements of the artist. However, very so often the lover is not the only one to be represented...

In the contemporary art scene, Jeff Koons and Ilona Staller (the "Cicciolina", hungarian-born porn star) was one of the most famous couple. Known for his giant reproductions of banal objects such as balloon animals produced in stainless steel with mirror finish surfaces, Koons also made a series of paintings, photographs and sculptures that showed the couple in various sexual acts, "Made in Heaven", most of these were unveiled in 1991. These works of art describe Koons' excursion into the world of glamour-porn and are the witness of their love and their passion.

Happy arty Valentine's day contemporary art lovers.
I wish you a wonderful evening...

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