|Dali and Gala|
The relationship between artist and muse is a delicate, complex and tumultuous thing. Some famous examples of such relationships, whether long term or short lived include: Andy Warhol and his muse Edie Sedgwick, Salvador Dali's wife and long time muse, Gala and Vermeer's 'girl with the pearl earring'' who obviously inspired a work of beauty but we never did know her name, and Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, a relationship of give and take in which they were each other's muse.
|Andy and Edie|
I actually have a few. They are and can be, at times, the usual suspects: Calliope, Melpomene, Thalia, Erato et al, but I have a number of my very own as well.
|the classical 9 Muses|
|Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe|