Pose for an artist has always been a noble act, sometimes even because the models were part of any royalty - an emperor, a countess - but even in the case of Caravaggio who loved to paint popular figures, to be a model of the baroque master was considered an honor.
Many models of painters ended up becoming a kind of celebrity of the time as Kiki of Montparnasse, famous in the 20s in Paris as muse of the French avant-garde and the Surrealists. Many famous models were also to great painters like Brigitte Bardot who posed for Picasso in the 60s.
Today with a good Photoshop, artists can spend modern famous for screens that are in art history and spread the best museums in the world.This intervention is called Modern Celebs in Old Art.
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