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Tue 16 May #1 
Ruby Franks
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Inspired by the muse chooky.

I'm not sure which subject this should come under, I was going to go for A & L, but I have included some movies,TV and music, so maybe it should be Misc? There again, movies, TV etc are also works of art. Some may argue that some of these are more 'based on' than 'inspired by', but I think it amounts to pretty much the same thing. I hope that other people will have some favourites to add, and that the following works out OK.

Inspirations and Muses

 Works of art and popular culture owe their existence to a source of inspiration, frequently a person, the 'muse', other sources of inspiration include landscape, historical events, life experiences and other works of art.

x - y Q. What or who inspired y?

y - x Q. x was/were inspired by?

Gala Dali -- paintings by Salvador Dali -- Wife, agent and muse to the Spanish Surrealist artist.

The county of Dorset -- novels by Thomas Hardy -- Many of Hardy's novels are set in Wessex, a fictionalised version of the South West of England. The landscape, town's and villages of Dorset, the county of Hardy's birth feature in many of his novels and poems. For more facts on this have a look at the great Nemesis' subject in A&L: Thomas Hardy's Wessex.

Lithofayne Pridgon -- Foxy Lady by Jimi Hendrix -- or Foxey Lady

Donald Sinclair and the Gleneagles Hotel, Torquay -- Fawlty Towers

Marilyn Monroe -- Candle In the Wind by Elton John

Elizabeth Siddal -- paintings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti -- Artist's model, poet and artist, Siddal not only posed for her husband Rossetti, but also other pre-Raphaelite painters.

The deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper -- American Pie by Don McClean -- 'The day the music died'.

The Seven Samurai -- The Magnificent Seven

King Lear -- the film Ran -- directed by Akira Kurosawa

King Lear -- A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

Howard's End by E.M. Forster -- On Beauty by Zadie Smith

Romeo and Juliet -- West Side Story

The Tempest -- the film Forbidden Planet

Macbeth -- Throne of Blood -- directed by Akira Kurosawa

Camille Claudel -- sculptures by Auguste Rodin -- Claudel, a celebrated sculptor, was a student and then lover of Rodin. She was the model and muse for many of his works.

 

 




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Thu 18 May #2 
JMK
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I am wondering if this might be better as several subjects, I'm sure there are more of these. So I'm thinking Books, Films and Songs as 3 subjects.

Not sure about the artworks, some of them seem to be better described as the subject rather than the inspiration.




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Thu 18 May #3 
Ruby Franks
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That's the problem, because the muse is often the subject as well as the inspiration, one of the differences is that an artist may well wish to paint/sculpt their subject/inspiration for the love of creation and the subject. So Rodin made sculptures of Claudel not only as part of a commissions but also without being commissioned, although I'm sure he sold them later.

I put them together because I was rather more interested in the idea of the inspirations than the creators. I don't mind at all if its not a goer, I had fun thinking about it.




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Thu 18 May #4 
chooky
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I think the 3 subject thing is a good idea too.  That is, if you don't mind the extra work, Ruby.  I'm still beavering away with New Subject No 1 (Real People in Fiction if anyone's interested).
Some muse I am!




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Thu 18 May #5 
Ruby Franks
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You keep me amused.




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Fri 19 May #6 
chooky
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I had this whole joke ready about me being the secret 10th Muse 'Amusehilaria' but then I realized that Thalia would probably just tell me to get the hell off her turf.




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