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National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hardcover, 7.75 x 9.75 in. / 224 pgs / 150 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2020 p. 60   

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Love Stories

Art, Passion & Tragedy

Edited by Lucy Peltz. Text by Louise Stewart, Simon Callow, Peter Funnell, Marina Warner, Kate Williams.

Love Stories

Exploring the changing face of love, from the 16th century to the present, through masterpieces of portraiture

Drawing on recent scholarship, Love Stories explores changing ideas of love, and gives readers the opportunity to discover love stories both tragic and transcendent.

The stories cover a variety of topics: the muse, scandal, tragedy, literature, the shared studio and life lived in front of the camera. These themes are illustrated through the stories of such well-known names as the Bloomsbury Group, Oscar Wilde, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, Lee Miller and Man Ray, and many more.

Love Stories is brought to life through the perspective of various authors, using material from the sitters’ own letters, diaries and poetry, while highlighting their connection to and influence on some of the greatest masterpieces of art.


ABOVE: "Gilbert & George ('IN THE PISS')" by Gilbert & George, 1997 © Gilbert & George.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 2/14/2021

Valentine's Day is complicated. Celebrate with 'Love Stories' both passionate and tragic

Valentine's Day is complicated. Celebrate with 'Love Stories' both passionate and tragic

This June 2, 1943, Dorothy Wilding portrait of Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, and Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, captures that ineffable thing about one of the greatest and perhaps most tragic loves of the twentieth century. Taken seven years after the Duke abdicated the throne rather than "discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love," it is not only a portrait of passion, but of monumental sacrifice and exile, reproduced from Love Stories: Art, Passion & Tragedy, our Valentine's Day Staff Pick. "While they remained loyal to one another until their deaths," Constantia Nicolaides writes, "questions abound about Edward’s real motivations for abdicating, and whether Wallis truly loved Edward or intended for their relationship to progress so far. Indeed, she reportedly remarked: ‘You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance.'" continue to blog


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