Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 9:00a -
Sunday, Jan 06, 2019 6:00p
169 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
In Classical Antiquity, inspiration was dependent upon the nine Muses, goddesses and daughters of Zeus presiding over the Arts and Sciences whose invocation bestowed divine creativity upon their acolytes. The term “muse” has since become synonymous with an individual who similarly inspires another. There exists a long tradition within the Fine Arts of muses, men and women whose looks, personalities, and attitudes encourage bursts of prolific creative energy. Often this relationship between artist and muse is, or becomes, intimately familiar. Lovers, spouses, children, and friends have all been sources of great inspiration as subjects within an artist’s oeuvre.
Model and Muse: Intimate Connections reflects upon the fascinating and complicated relations between an artist and their inspiration. Bonds familial and otherwise play out over paintings, photographs, drawings, and sculpture from the early 20th century to the present, revealing the intricacies of close working and private relationships.
The exhibition is open to the public Tuesday - Friday, 9am to 6pm and Saturday - Sunday, 11am to 5pm.