The book - Muse - Uncovering the hidden figures behind art history's masterpieces, tells the true stories of the muses who have inspired art history's masterpieces. From Leonardo da Vinci's studio to the cover of Vogue, the English art historian, critic and author, Ruth Millington, uncovers the remarkable role of the muses in some of art history's most famous and significant works.
Is the perception of the mouse as a passive, powerless model, at the mercy of an influential and older artist a romanticized myth? Without necessarily appearing quiet and anonymous, muses have brought emotional support, intellectual energy, career-changing creativity and practical help to numerous artists.
By delving into the real-life relationships that models have had with the artists who immortalized them, Millington reveals the influential and active role that muses have played, deconstructing stereotypes and seeing the muse as a significant and empowered agent of art history.
Dimensions: W: 20.4 x H: 13.8 x D: 3.1 cm
Author: Ruth Millington
Publisher: Penguin UK