Muse Research

Michelle (Shelly) Rosenberg

Age: 24

Profession: artist/model

Shelly Rosenberg is at the peak of her youth. She loves to travel to far off exotic places with bright colours and a vibrant culture. She wonders the land on foot, by train, in gondolas, tuk tuks and rickshaws savouring the vast smells and sights of new cultures. She loves to experience new things and basks in the beauty of all things natural, sweet and artistic. She carries a watercolour set everywhere she goes and even likes to develop new colours from sourcing minerals on her trips. She is independent, free spirited and vivacious.

-free-spirited, in love with idealism.

The artists muse:
Muses have inspired artists of the past and possesses great talent or creative expressiveness of their own, and could be in a field other than that artists (Laster, 2011)
These include:
'the model for Édouard Manet’s Olympia and Pablo Picasso’s mistress in the heyday of surrealism to Francis Bacon’s drunken pal and David LaChapelle’s doll-face girlfriend' (Laster, 2011)
-Kiki de Montparnasse forMan Ray who became lovers and she starred in his famous photos and films. Kiki was also an accomplished cabaret singer, memoirist, and painter. (Laster, 2011)
-Many artists painted their muses who were also artists and popular models. 
-Photographer and avant-garde art dealer Alfred Stieglitz and artist Georgia O’Keeffe. 'Many years her senior, Steiglitz photographed his young muse nude and exhibited the pictures, which caused a sensation. this striking image is of the talented painter’s exquisite and madly creative hands. (Laster, 2011)

Francis Bacon's crazily expressive artwork. Just feel the energy! distortion and fragmentation of the face. 

Fashion Design muses: 
Isabella Blow as muse toAlexander McQueen. (mentor + muse)
Sofia Coppola as muse toMarc Jacobs (stylish inspiration)
French vogue editor Carine Roitfeld as muse for Tom Ford  (writer and editor muse for career boost)
Kate Moss as muse for Marc Jacobs (models as muse)

"- Kate is a muse to many designers – Marc Jacobs said of the model who won most Vogue covers. The designer also pointed out the importance of models using the famous Yves Saint Laurent quote:
- A good model can advance fashion by 10 years -"

"There's a famous saying by American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson that goes like this: 'Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.' The expression of feminine energy varies depending on the vision of the masters, & the energy of their muses. '

Read more: http://www.justintimberlake.com/news/women_in_art#ixzz1qhHZ2KV5

source: <http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/lifestyle-fashion/styletrends/Designers+And+Their+Muses-6143.html>

Laster, Paul. 2011, 'The 10 Most Influential Artists', Flavorwire: Cultural News and Critique,  http://flavorwire.com/146357/the-10-most-influential-artists-muses

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