The Art Angle Podcast: 5 Steamy, Whirlwind Romances That Changed Art History

From Salvador and Gala Dalí, to Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight, here are the love stories that shaped art history.

Salvador and Gala Dalí, one couple whose tumultuous love affair changed art history forever. Photo: Getty Images. Courtesy Artnet News.

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In case you’ve forgotten—in which case, shame on you!—Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we here at the Art Angle are all atwitter.

We just love love, particularly when it comes to art history, which has as many steamy, sensational, and downright scandalous love affairs as your heart could desire.

Luckily, Artnet News just so happens to be equipped with an expert on this subject in Katie White, a journalist who knows an alarming amount about the love lives of the artists—the fascinating affairs, marriages, breakups, and obsessions that shaped the course of art history.

So slip into something comfortable as we take a dive into the art world’s most riveting romantic entanglements and how they changed the course of art history.

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