Top 10 Muses and Mistresses In Art History (PHOTOS)

The old saying tells us that "Behind every great man there is a great woman," but oftentimes artists keep their beauties right where they can see them. The muses in the slideshow below inspired some of history's most visionary artists, exciting both their minds and their bodies; they range from traditional beauties to challenging, liberated women. Click through to see 10 women immortalized for their dynamism, shrewdness, promiscuity, and of course, their dangerous beauty.

Top 10 Muses and Mistresses of Great Artists