The stories of art's most alluring muses
These men and women inspired the greatest artists in history
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Artists are known to be passionate and intense. This is certainly reflected in their work as we see their devotion and idealization of their muses, who are often their lovers.
Sadly, great pain is sometimes necessary to create great beauty. Many of these significant relationships were stormy, some even tragic. Click through the gallery to learn more about art history's most iconic subjects.
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