Before the 1960s, Dorothea Tanning’s paintings were surrealistically oriented, undoubtedly due to her relationship with German surrealist Max Ernst. He didn’t just have an impact on her artistic career; the couple married in the 1940s and lived and worked together for three decades.
But in the early 1960s, Tanning’s work changed radically, veering toward abstraction, and later, toward a more figurative style. Read More
“Man Ray, Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism” at the Legion of Honor offers an intimate glimpse into a celebrated artist-muse relationship.
Surrealist giant Man Ray met Lee Miller in 1929, when the 1920s “it” girl ditched her Vogue modeling career to study art with him in Paris. They lived together until 1932, when Miller broke things off to pursue her own art career in New York. Read More