Let’s be honest, we all love a good personality quiz. We’ve all sat at our desks, meaning to crack on with that important report that’s due tomorrow, quickly filling in our answers to see which Friends character we are.
Here at The Art Gorgeous, we like to think of ourselves as the home of arty quizzes. Whether it’s finding out what your worst traits are based on your favourite fashion decade, what your favourite colour says about you, or which art girl at the Office Christmas Party you are – we’ve got you covered.
Now we’re here to tell you which artist you are based on the status of your romantic life. Juicy! Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or a bitter cynic, we’re ready to serve some home-truths.
Always Getting Back With Your Ex: Frida Kahlo
Find it hard to say goodbye to your on-again-off-again ex? Well you might have a thing or two in common with Frida Kahlo. Kahlo and Diego Rivera had an infamously tumultuous relationship: first married in 1929, divorced in 1940, and married to each other again in 1941. Even after Rivera remarried following Kahlo’s death, he still wanted his and Frida’s ashes mixed together once he passed away too.
Love an Age Gap: Georgia O’Keeffe
There was 23 years between O’Keeffe and her husband the photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Also, when O’Keeffe was 84 she had a close friendship with the then 27-year old ceramicist Juan Hamilton, which raised some eyebrows too. With rumours that the pair were secretly married, the legendary artist said, according to Hamilton, “All the men artists can have young women, but people think it’s shocking that I might have a young man in my life”. You tell ’em Georgia!
The Mean Womanizer: Pablo Picasso
Picasso slept around a lot and definitely didn’t treat the people he was sleeping around with with much respect, either. If this sounds relatable, maybe it’s time to get some therapy and write some apologetic DMs – pronto.
Love Triangle: John Everett Millais
When the model Effie Gray left her husband – the art critic John Ruskin – for the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais, the well-to-do London art world were up in arms. It’s even been suggested that Ruskin wanted Effie to fall for Millais, because their unconsummated marriage was making him so miserable. We love a bit of drama.
Messy Breakup: Jean-Michel Basquiat
When queen of pop Madonna broke up with Jean-Michel Basquiat after a brief relationship in the early 1980s, he demanded back the paintings he had given her and painted over them all in black. Ouch. The pair were both on the cusp of hitting mega-fame so tensions were understandably high.
Single and Smashing It: Edvard Munch
Well, maybe “smashing it” is going too far in Munch’s case. Munch was a man riddled with insecurities and issues, and these were much more likely to be the reason he never married rather than personal choice. The artist did fall in love but she married another man and left him heartbroken. Thinking about it, maybe we should have picked a better example…
Power Couple: Yoko Ono
Supposedly with enough power to break up The Beatles, John Lennon and Yoko Ono were a total It Couple. The artist and musician met at a London art gallery in 1966 and the rest is history: hairy, naked, bed-protest history.
School Sweethearts: Gilbert & George
Have a love that’s lasted a lifetime? Lucky you. So have Gilbert Prousch and George Passmore who met at Saint Martin’s School of Art in 1967. They referred to their meeting as “love at first sight” and have been married since 2008.
Author: Verity Babbs