The Muse in Pre-Modern Art

Let us consider the muse in pre-modern art. In previous blogs we have addressed; the succubi and incubus in art, the siren and piren, the mermaid and mermen and the prostitute in art. This blog continues that approach. The use of the muse in contemporary art will be considered in the next blog. A few…

Mermaids and Mermen in Art

This blog addresses mermaids and mermen in the visual arts. In an earlier blog we discussed the morphing of the incubus and succubus into the Piren (my term) and Siren. Male Sirens or Pirens did exist in ancient times. The Siren and Piren further morphed into mermaids and mermen that morphed into the prostitute and…

Hooked on Sirens

Ulysses and the Sirens, by¬†Herbert James Draper, c.¬†1909 Historically man has been attracted to the unknown. Over the Summer of 2017, on the Island of Prince Edward in Canada, I have been intrigued by the history and the imagery of sirens. Man has continually been enticed by this myth because in real life he is…