365 Days of Art: July 15 – Gorky and His Wife Fight About Her Affair with Matta

A busy abstract painting by Gorky.
Arshile Gorky, Dark Green Painting, 1948

July 15, 1948

Arshile Gorky and his wife Mougouch have a massive argument. He asks her if she loves the artist Matta, whom she recently had an affair with; her reply is that she does, but that she loves Gorky more.