Directed by Stéphanie Colaux and Delphine Deloget • Documentary • 2019 • 26 minutes
This documentary series tells the story of intimate and tumultuous love stories in the context of art history. Each of the couples in this collection answer the same questions: is love compatible with creation? Can artists reveal themselves through romantic passion? Does love bring a renewed energy to art?
Paula and Otto, a story of tormented love and artistic creation overshadowed by death. She was all about portraits, faces, and the intensity of children’s stares. He was all about nature and the sweet subtlety of landscapes. Paula, a liberated, intuitive and visionary woman; Otto, a melancholy yet generous man. In the Germany of the 1900s, Otto Modersohn helped his beloved become one of the greatest artists of modern painting.