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Muses

Muses

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Dreamy Apollo
He is perfect... peeeerfect. [Apollo and Two Muses by Pompeo Batoni, 1741]


Apollo Dance Party
Apollo really knows how to shake that thang. [Apollo and the Muses by Baldassare Peruzzi, 1514-1523]


Pegasus: Best Horse Ever
If we had our way, all horses should have wings. [Four Muses and Pegasus on Parnassus by Ceasar va Everdingen, 1650]


Don't Feed Swans
We told Apollo not to feed those swans. You feed one and suddenly there's a mob. [Apollo and the Muses on Mt. Helion by Claude Lorrain, 1680]


Athena Trying to Teach Us Something
Athena may be the goddess of wisdom, but we are the inspiration for all art and education. If we weren't polite, we'd never sit through her boring lectures. [Minerva Among the Muses by Hendrick van Balen the Elder, 1620s]


Urania and Calliope
Sometimes these two are snooty and don't like to hang out with the rest of us. [The Muses Urania and Calliope by Simon Vouet, 1634]


Caught on Camera
A rare photograph of us. [The Whisper of the Muse by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1865]


Yay, Sisters
Sometime it's hard to read when Erato plays that cello. [Melpomene, Erato et Polymnie by Eustache le Sueur, 1652-1655]


A Lesson in Inspiration
Just look how inspired this girl is. Are we good or what? [The Muse of Poesie by Konstantin Makovsk, 1886]


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