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Inspiration



Definition:

...the process or quality of being inspired
...the person or thing that inspires
...a sudden clever or timely idea
...the process of inhalation

Origin:

From Latin inspirare to 'inspire', also 'to give life to someone or something'

[Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 2007]


The biographies grouped under this theme feature an artist and a writer who have been inspired by objects in the Fitzwilliam Museum, in the past and in the present. For a more extensive approach to this subject, please also view our online exhibition The Fitzwilliam Museum: A Source of Inspiration - Contemporary artists and writers in dialogue with the Fitzwilliam Museum