What is The Museum of the Muse?
Throughout art history- painting, sculpture, literature, poetry, music, theatre & dance- creatives have always needed a Muse.
Whether it be a person, or even just a fleeting feeling, inspiration is an ongoing Pandoras box for all artists. Sometimes it can seem out of reach, an almost alien concept, but when in the throes of creation, one needs inspiration as much as one needs air to breathe.
This website, twinned with the upcoming event in Brighton ‘Still Life’ on the 31st March, aims to reiterate the importance of inspiration.
Who are we?
We are a group of creatives: Artists, Models, Ink, who met through a mutual lifestyle/occupation: life modeling. With many years of experience between us, we felt it was time to create an event ourselves, celebrating the history and importance of ‘the muse’ in art, only this time from a life model’s perspective.
We found that between us, we all had a passion for not only the art we love, but also for the incredible stories, people & ideas behind the art we love.
We are not aiming to make our museum into a feminist project, as we believe inspiration is a gender-less entity, but we cannot deny that we are women, and that throughout time, due to social and political history, women have generally been the models and muses for many of the greatest artists of our time.
For the purposes of this website, we will be updating with short blurbs and information about muses in history who have posed for and inspired artists, but whose own creative talents may have gone unnoticed for whatever reason.
The relationship between artist and artist’s muse is an important one, and one that we have all taken both roles in at some point. We hope through our website and upcoming event, you will find your muse- whether it be a visual image, a person or just an idea.
Frankie, Emma, Kate, Johanna & Lucy.