You are asked what piece of art best describes your last romantic relationship.

“What piece of art best describes your last romantic relationship?” This is the (oh very) question we decided to ask you for one of our weekly polls. Many of you have participated, brainstorming your brains to find the job that best fits the imposed theme, perhaps shedding tears or provoking old anger. Forgive in advance for all these emotions we have reawakened.

For clarification and to see your different responses, we decided to organize this article well and separate the three typologies of responses and works of art: “chaotic good”, “chaotic neutral” and “chaotic evil”. Let’s start with the positive things so you don’t lose too much, and we end with grace and pain. I better warn you (even if I don’t want to limit your time spent on this article for my week’s statistics): the last part is the most crispy.

chaos is good

We start with gentleness, therefore, with The bed by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, which has been quoted many times and should make some people who fall into the very good category of “riot evil” (like me) jealous. I was so envious of this peaceful couple, asleep, chaotic, facing each other, smiling. Note also that a slower variant was painted by Toulouse-Lautrec: The Bed, the kiss. One thing is for sure: this relationship should be as comfortable as a cloud of covers and pillows surrounding two lovers.

In a more sacred register: the great kiss by Gustav Klimt. Your spouse should be in its golden cycle, let’s say the first two years of the maximum relationship; after, it goes to Soulages, it becomes gray, then bright black but monochrome, as we know it.

However, allow me to post and critique this painting – whose bad behavior I never really appreciated: the position of the obedient woman, on her knees, her neck kneeling, holding the neck and holding the man… more good to stretch love. In addition, the two figures – representing Klimt and his partner Emilie Flöge – are dressed in dazzling plaids.

Place for Antonio Canova and his sculpture Psyche is revived by Cupid’s kiss. Here is a saving love and a heavy ego depending on whether you plan yourself in Psyche or not – known for her unique beauty, which frightens all her suitors. Very bad. The story includes a Psyche locked by Cupid in his huge palace, a mission to the Underworld, a punished and paralyzed body, a forbidden ban, then this kiss from Cupid that awakens him. Still another confinement and quadriplegia for a kiss, okay.

At the end of this category, the table Day in the morning by Edward Hopper is mentioned in the comments. It depicts Jo Nivison, the artist who shares Hopper’s life, sitting on his bed, looking out the window, from which a glittering light escapes. This painting symbolizes the first level of solitude experience experienced in large cities.

But in the context of a romantic relationship, we can consider that the Internet user submitting this work is single or single, that this time is a moment of solitary reflection full of peace, necessary immobility, introspection and light. , hope. It feels good there, no?

chaos neutral

There is nothing more neutral (and ridiculous) than the invisible act, which is entitled I am by Salvatore Garau, shared in one of your comments. We can talk here about non-existent or stolen love, painted with a strong self-affirmation. In reference to the missing and left, the “monochrome of Whiteman” is mentioned, in reference to the sketch of the Unknowns: a white board on a white wall. Efficient.

One user is missing The water lily pond, green harmony by Claude Monet, commenting: “Beautiful but boring.” While quoted by another The lovers by René Magritte: these two suffocating and blinding members who continue to love each other, to kiss each other, to yearn for each other even though they no longer look at each other and no longer ( also) get to know each other. “We cover our faces, refusing to see not only what the other wants and what he needs, but also refusing to see that we are not happy together, that we do not want the same things.”

We’ve included a darker interpretation of the painting: the veil separating the lovers from this distant kiss will point to Magritte’s mother’s suicide. When he was a teenager, his mother fell into the waters of Sambre and found that his face was covered with a cloth …

Another suggestion to which we are entitled: Luxury, calm and fun by Henri Matisse. Beneath the flawless harmonious, peaceful and sunny breeze, composed of a lakeside and resting women, this painting reveals some color flaws, bad curves and bad shapes. .

“It’s a strong place with conflicts as well. These two beaches inspire me in the way we’re slowly separating. Now, I look at this relationship with affection, as well as this painting. And then. , there are naked women., maybe this job announces that I will start a relationship with a woman… ”relying on us as the main interested party.

We conclude with a participation that is original and deeply rooted in today’s events: The wrapped Arc de Triomphe by Jeanne-Claude and Christo, who is disliked by everyone and whose sexist communication is preferred. Behind the symbolism, the interviewee saw it as a kind of“charity” stendhalian, “a picture of the couple’s Épinal”, an idealization, “an idea”, a “play” monumental, where he puts up a veil, preferring fantasy over depth.

“It’s an idea, a work of art, likeWrapped triumphal arch, stifling, having the form of what it is, but not really. It’s the idea, the shape, but not the object, and people walk around imagining what’s underneath, but I’m not sure there’s anything underneath. It’s the packaging, but that’s it, ” he explained to us.

chaotic evil

I came to the end, bloody, full of suffering, destruction and pain. Most interestingly, then, there is no guilt in the hopefuls of love. Let’s start with Venus was surprised by the Satyrs by Nicolas Poussin. A woman surrounded by men gives herself pleasure outside the house. “Quite before open bareveryone can go there except I don’t know “, participant comment. A dark tale of deception. I’m sorry.

Isle of the Dead by Arnold Böcklin also has its place in our selection. Thinking of this deceased in his white cloth and this boat heading for a desolate and rocky land, one thinks it is a question of a great journey, of a long mourning in a relationship. I hope it gets better now. We continue on The Medusa Raft by Théodore Géricault and Saturn swallowed one of his children by Francisco de Goya. Either way, this relationship is probably a hell of a breakdown and you’re being eaten inside.

Many of you are talking about the violence in Jackson Pollock’s paintings: a beautiful mess of conflicting colors. We always thought that if Pollock had just started therapy, he wouldn’t have been able to torture it, yes, but enthusiastic acts.

recently The Girl with the Balloon The self -destruction, which caused a scandal during a Sotheby’s sale, is shared with humor. A story of fallen love, self-destruction and lost innocence. I also think this relationship has (literally) a cost to you.

the terrible Nightmare by Johann Heinrich Füssli sent to us: a sleeping woman leaves herself in her dreams while a demonic and horrible little creature sitting on her belly reigns over her. This chiaroscuro painting is examined sometimes in a Freudian way, sometimes in an autobiographical way. Specialists there read the rejection of the artist’s wedding proposal to his girlfriend, Anna, as well as his feelings of lost love. Some see it as a perfect description of sleep paralysis, an immediate projection of his nightmare.

For the person submitting this work, The dream appeared in “spectrum of [ses] self fear and anxiety “which is emphasized especially by the presence of the head of the black horse emerging from the shadows. “The creature doesn’t have to represent the other, but my fear of relationships and the impact it has in terms of self-destruction and self-destruction. Note that the woman is in a pallor that makes her almost transparent”he finished.

I will end this article with my choice: performance Creek by Ana Mendieta, who likes to test her body to discuss her traumas. Here, the Cuban artist becomes one with nature by diving naked in a Mexican river. Her silhouette is completely submerged, her contours disappear, disappear, but her head remains on top. On the bank, we can identify a small red spot, probably a flower. Despite the apparent consent, one cannot refrain from looking at a dead body, drowned, stripped, unable to move, whose only release is the release of water.

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