‘Of these matters, goddess, daughter of Zeus, speak through us beginning wherever you will’
Since classical antiquity we know the muse as a source of inspiration. For a long time, she has been regarded mainly as a passive object who inspires an artist to act but Rem van den Bosch returns to the original relationship: the artist imploring the muse to tell her story.
For one year, he will travel around the world to portray women who like to see their story expressed through his photographs. Strong or vulnerable, vivacious or shy: van den Bosch is keen to capture the reality of today’s muse. No matter if she is a ballerina in Zurich, a designer in Tokyo or a grandmother in Berlin: he asks her to reveal herself in her own environment, without glamour, to give authentic emotions a chance to show through.
Artist Rem van den Bosch has searched for the modern day muse in 365 nude portraits. Every day of an entire year, he photographed another inspiring woman. This book shows his mission and journey inspired by 365 muses.