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Muse | Beginning with an epigraph by Robert Graves, which asserts that “woman is muse or she is nothing,” the poems in Muse explore the concepts of influence, creativity, and gender by evoking the tragic figure of Elizabeth Siddal... In sensual and evocative language, Dawn Marie Kresan shifts voices and perspectives, from Siddal’s loss and heartbreak over her stillborn daughter to the poet’s lighthearted reproach of artist William Holman Hunt’s depiction of the Lady of Shalott. #booksforher

Elizabeth Siddal by Dante Gabriel Rossetti --- love Rosetti and Siddal (especially their poetry)

The next volume of memoir from the author of the international bestseller A Thousand Days in Venice introduces the extraordinary Antonia, imperious matriach of four generations of strong-willed Tuscan women

Pablo Picasso et Francoise Gilot, 1952. photo: Robert Doisneau (Gilot was a painter as well as Picasso's mistress & artistic muse)

Photograph Jane Morris, wife of William Morris and muse to the pre-Raphaelites, taken by Dante Rossetti.

The Bones of Paris: women of 1929. Alice Prin--"Kiki of Montparnasse"--was Man Ray's model, lover, and muse for years.

Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966), considered to be one of the greatest Russian poets of the 20th century and muse to Modigliani. A lifelong friend said of her, 'She was a sparkling water sprite, an avid wanderer on foot, climbed like a cat, and swam like a fish ...'

Picasso’s Muse—Dora Maar (1907 - 1997) photographer, poet, and painter and muse of Picasso. They met at Les Deux Magots in St. Germaine-des-Pres in 1936 when she was 29 and he was 54.

Peder Severin Kroyer and his wife and fellow painter Marie Kroyer

Urania ( /jʊˈreɪniə/; Greek: Οὐρανία; which stems from the Greek word for 'heavenly' or 'of heaven') was, in Greek mythology, the muse of astronomy. Some accounts list her as the mother of the musician Linus. She is usually depicted with a globe in her left hand. She is able to foretell the future by the arrangement of the stars. She is often associated with Universal Love and the Holy Spirit.