Robert Julian Hafner offers new study of female influences in art world

Female influences are discussed, analyzed in ‘Mistress, Model, Muse and Mentor: Women in the Lives of Famous Artists’

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Deeper appreciation of what women have given, and some ideas for both men and women about how this may influence their own lives

ADELAIDE, Australia (PRWEB) June 10, 2014

Author Robert Julian Hafner pays homage to the women behind the famous artists in his poignant new book, “Mistress, Model, Muse and Mentor: Women in the Lives of Famous Artists” (published by Lulu).

Hafner, who has previously published two books about gender issues, explores the lives of well-known male painters of the 19th and 20th centuries and the women who influenced their lives. From James McNeill Whistler’s love interests to the role of supermodels today, Hafner’s book analyzes gender stereotypes and constraints of women during their lives.

“Mistress, Model, Muse and Mentor: Women in the Lives of Famous Artists” also provides a psychological look at creativity and the effects of psychiatric treatment on creativity. Hafner, a retired psychiatrist, adds his unique insights to the discussion and offers his musing on what can be gained from these women’s’ stories.

Through his book, Hafner aims to leave readers with a “deeper appreciation of what women have given, and some ideas for both men and women about how this may influence their own lives.”

Mistress, Model, Muse and Mentor: Women in the Lives of Famous Artists
By Robert Julian Hafner
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 270 pages | ISBN 9781483406879
E-Book | 270 pages | ISBN 9781483406886
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Robert Julian Hafner was trained in medicine at St Thomas’ Hospital at London University and as a psychiatrist at St George’s and the Maudsley Hospitals in London. He later immigrated to Australia and worked as a psychiatrist until 2004. Since then he has worked in the Art Gallery of South Australia as a volunteer guide. He has previously published “Marriage and Mental Illness” and “The End of Marriage.”

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