PARTNERS IN ART Creative Colleagues’ Romance and Rivalry
Over the course of her long museum career and
university teaching, art educator SUSAN ROSOFF
has developed clear, informative lectures that illuminate
the ideas and techniques behind the art of the 20th century.
February’s lecture delves into the lives and careers of
intriguing artist couples. In March, the nature of creative
partnerships is examined and explored.
March 5: Partners in the Studio
Studio “partners” have been connected in different
contexts. Camille Claudel went from being Auguste Rodin’s
student to his mistress and then later was perceived as a
rival. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque were friends “roped
together like mountain climbers” in cubist experiments until
World War I. Claes Oldenburg had help from both his wives,
but credited them differently. Christo and Jeanne–Claude were
devoted both to each other and to their large scale outdoor
work throughout their lives.