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…

Incubus in Art

Incubus An incubus is a mythological male night spirit who lies upon sleeping women in order to engage in sexual activity with them. As noted in an earlier blog, the female counterpart of the incubus is a succubus who takes the form of a woman in order to seduce men, also through sexual activity. Salacious…

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…