Modern Couples

Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde

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A. Rodchenko and V. Stepanova descending from an airplane.

Explore Modern Art and Modern Love; Modern Couples reveals how relationships can become a playground for creativity.

Featuring the biggest names in Modern Art, Modern Couples explores creative relationships, across painting, sculpture, photography, design and literature. Meet the artist couples that forged new ways of making art and of living and loving. The exhibition illuminates these creative and personal relationships, from the obsessional and fleeting to the life-long.

Including Dora Maar & Pablo Picasso; Salvador & Gala Dali; Camille Claudel & Auguste Rodin; Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera; Emile Floge & Gustav Klimt – plus many more.

Exhibition organised by Centre Pompidou-Metz in collaboration with Barbican Centre, London.

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