Book: Mouse Muse
By Lorna Owen
One seldom thinks of the little gray creature as an aesthetic subject and certainly not as an inspiration to artists. But in her clever new book, Owen traces the history of the mouse from its humble origins to its place in the visual arts. Lavishly illustrated and thoughtfully researched, with vintage and contemporary color photographs, the mouse takes on a new role and we discover how important it was to many artists, from Bosch to Picasso.