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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

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

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

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.

Photograph by John Robert Parsons, taken in 1865 at the London home of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who invited him to photograph his favorite model (& lover), Jane Burden. Jane was also married to William Morris. ___ Part of an exhibition entitled, "A Ballad of Love and Death: Pre-Raphaelite Photography in Great Britain, 1848-1875" at Musee d'Orsay, Mar 3- May 29, 2011