There are a few art myths (or not) that appeal to me – “starving artist in garret” being one I find romantic. I am also intrigued by the concept of the muse. Are these out of vogue or something? Maybe the upkeep is too expensive…
The Muses at the College of Arts and Letters Faculty Center of the University of the Philippines
In another life I think I’d quite fancy the job and the Dylan song in a similar vein has always appealed.
Not a word was spoke between us, there was little risk involved
Everything up to that point had been left unresolved.
Try imagining a place where its always safe and warm.
Come in, she said,
Ill give you shelter from the storm.
Not quite a muse but being a safe haven has its strong points as well.
Maybe you’d have to be photogenic – or what ever the painting/sculpture version is of that. Which reminds me, are some people simply not photogenic or is it also about the photographer? Maybe both?
Who are some great ‘muses’ in the art world? I am being generous with the term here…and am thinking along the lines of Picasso’s Marie-Thérèse or someone like Angeline (Laura San Giacomo) in “Under Suspicion”