Valentine’s Day Gifts: Books for Artists & Art Lovers
Last minute shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts for the art lover in your life? Any gift from this list is sure to make a very memorable Valentine’s Day.
Artists in Love by Veronica Kavass is the perfect gift for any art lover in your life. Veronica Kavass, art curator, covers some of the most tantalizing and productive relationships between artists and the artwork that their partnerships inspired in this award-winning book.
The Birth of Venus is a novel by Sarah Dunant set in 15th-century Florence. It’s a story of seduction, art, and history. A perfect gift for the passionate reader in your life.
A much more Valentine’s Day friendly gift than what many consider its sister book, On Ugliness, History of Beauty is a thought-provoking exploration into the concept of beauty in Western culture throughout the ages.
Girl With a Pearl Earring has been out for a while, but it remains a beautiful gift to any art lover. The fictional account of one of Vermeer’s most famous paintings, this story is complex, intense, and historically fascinating. If your loved one has read the book, you can always share with them the film re-make that was released in 2003.
Rodin’s Lover is a fascinating and well-written account of Camille Claudel, an artist herself, whose life is changed when Auguste Rodin takes her on as an apprentice and lover. Heather Webb’s novel is enticing and engrossing, allowing readers a glimpse into the unique mind of a fascinating figure in art history.