GABRIELLE D'ESTREES AND ONE OF HER SISTERS

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Muses and

Abuses 

 

a new collection -in progress - containing drawings and paintings of famous mistresses and muses from kings, dictators, poets and betrayers

Simone Kahn & Kiki de Montparnasse

Muses of Surrealism

 

(Andre Breton, Man Ray)

There goes the Dream Maker   (Leona Delcourt)
Leona Delcourt, Muse of Andre Breton
 
Their spectacular love affair inspired surrealistic writer Breton to create his famous book Nadja, but rather soon she lost his attention.
Leona (Nadja) wrote him 34 letters, all written in a small
cafe in Paris.
During a panic attack - while she believed strange man were coming to take her away -  her landlord had her arrested.
 
( There goes the Dream Maker )
 
Leona was brought to a mental hospital near Lille, where she died at the age of 39. (1941)
 
Being Mused