This first stage of a painting was inspired by a photograph of the artist model, Audrey Munson. The more I learn about her the more fascinated I am. She worked as a model for sculptors in New York during the nineteen-teens and created four very classy nude films. But alas alack! no copies of these films are available. One film is in an archive in France but they aren't giving up the goods. Numerous sculptures of Munson are peppered throughout New York City. She inspired so many artists that she is considered the muse to top all muses.
There's language in her eye, her cheek, her lip,
Nay, her foot speaks; her wanton spirits look out
At every joint and motive of her body.
-Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida
|"To the pure, all things are pure." Audrey Munson|
Thanks to all of the muses who inspire us.