anna maria dalí| Dalí’s estranged little sister, and Dalí’s obsession with painting her butt.
Artemisia Gentileschi| The woman who took her revenge in paint. Content Warning: Sexual Violence
Adele Bloch-Bauer| A gilded subject of Gustav Klimt, and the painting that lived through the Nazi Occupation of Austria.
Aline Charigot| The many lovers of Renoir, then the wife of Renoir, just lots of Rubenesque ladies being painted by Renoir. And I got a ring light.
THe Ojibwe Tribe| Eastman Johnson the “American Rembrandt” catalogues the native peoples of the Northern United States in moving paintings. Content Warning: our government showing gross negligence resulting in the death of native peoples. Slavery.
Sarah Siddons| The original celebrity actor crush living outside the box in her Jane Austen world along with friend, portraitist, and romantic trouble-maker Sir Thomas Lawrence.
jane doe - pear earring Who is the woman in Vermeer’s most famous painting, and why don’t we know?
Antinous| How does an Ancient Roman god become a Christian king? And also the Renaissance was super gay. And so was Ancient Rome. Gay, gay, gay.
tehamana| Gauguin was a super problematic presence in Tahiti. This is the story of his 13 year old Vahine. CONTENT WARNING: child brides, white dudes doing whatever they want.
Fanny cornforth| Another muse of Rossetti, but this one is very sexy for Victorian England... or anywhere honestly.
ira aldridge| Deviating from my only femme model... model. To do a story about an incredible actor from the 1800s, still performing at The Art Institute. CONTENT WARNING: Slavery, Racist Ass Theatre Critics
marie van goethem| Degas’ precious ballerinas were “little rats,” and treated as such.
anna christina olson| The woman featured in this extremely famous bit of Americana painted by Andrew Wyeth.
jeanne hebuterne| This one is a doozy. Watch your step. The tragic end of the lover of the most tortured expressionist, Amedeo Modigliani. And a little cookie for all you Stephen King fans.
amrita sher-gil| The greatest avant-garde woman in the 20th Century. CONTENT WARNING: Abortion
dorothy dene| A surprising real life drama between Sir Frederic Leighton and his favorite muse.
hendrickje stoffels| The final lover of Rembrandt, twenty years his junior.
madeleine| Pablo Picasso pisses me off. CONTENT WARNING: Abortion, Toxic/Abusive Relationships
laure| One black woman, six paintings, 156 years. The journey of Manet’s model in Olympia.
ida rogers| The Master of Macabre, artist Ivan Albright, paints a 19-year-old as something entirely horrific.
elizabeth siddal| This famous Muse’s name is not Ophelia, but she may be just as tragic.
marthe de florian| Who was the woman behind the lost Boldini painting found in a Paris apartment in 2010?
jane avril| The muse of Toulouse-Lautrec and the wildness of the original Moulin Rouge in a sea of Post-Impressionism.
marie louise o'murphy| Who is the model in the extremely sexual Rococo painting, The Blonde Odalisque? Only the daughter of a prostitute who became mistress to a king.
madame x| A very special quarantine birthday present, and a mini doc about John Singer Sargent, his muse, and the painting that caused a Parisian Scandal! The Portrait of Madame X!