Inspirations and Muses - a new topic?
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.