Enchanting inspirations: The 10 muses of Italian cinema

Sep 03, 2015 1037

by Jonathan Bazzi

Infatuations, incandescent passions, intellectual exchanges and life-long associations with fetishised actresses or those who were conceptual or writing partners: the history of cinema is full of female figures who embodied the role of the muse for directors (and not only male directors).

The muse was historically understood as a mediator between the artist and the divine, and is now a symbolic figurehead of an artist's work or a certain creative period. One of the most evocative and well-known cases is doubtless the scandalous relationship between Ingrid Bergman and Rossellini in the 1950s.

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