I am an art historian, museum educator, and cultural entrepreneur. I am also a cook, movie and book enthusiast, archaeologist, artist, animal lover, and aspiring world traveler. I am multicultural, a polyglot, a shameless shower singer, shoe and handbag hoarder, and raspberry fanatic.
When people use the phrase – Art is my Mistress – it usually used to mean that the person is passionately dedicated to art as to their wife. But does love really come into it when the artist actually portrays his mistress? What is the line between art and biography? Can we look at these paintings without knowing the personal history of those being depicted and their relationships with the painters? Should/Could the work stand on its own?