Author Gives Voice to Artists’ Silent Muses, Their Wives


Librado Romero/The New York Times

As artists in the second half of the 19th century shifted from painting historical, mythological and religious subjects to everyday life, they looked for a new kind of model. For the first time, Ms. Butler said, artists used the same model — often a wife or lover — over and over and over again in different paintings and in different scenes.

Author Gives Voice to Artists’ Silent Muses, Their Wives Patricia Cohen NYT 9/3/08

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