Muses

Madonna (1958)

Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone moved to New York in 1978 to launch a modern dance career and performed into various bands as a lead singer. In 1981, she went solo and earned recognition with her first hit, 'Everybody' before releasing the successful Madonna album, in 1983. She acquired immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of her music and imagery of her videos and concerts. With a penchant for scandalous and controversial behaviour, she was also an example for sexual emancipation: a powerful woman assuming her sensual ways. The 'Queen of Pop' diversified her professional activity and acted in various films gaining the critics' acknowledgement with her depiction of Evita. Today, Madonna continues to reinvent herself and to be part of the pop culture industry and has influenced numerous young performers whilst she has also become the author of children's books, a film director, a producer...pursuing her lifetime dream: 'I have the same goal I've had ever since I was a girl. I want to rule the world.'

Madonna by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Miss M, 1988
Madonna by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Miss M, 1988
Madonna by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for The Face Magazine, 1990
Madonna by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for The Face Magazine, 1990
Madonna by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for The Face Magazine, 1990
Madonna by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for The Face Magazine, 1990
Madonna by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for The Face Magazine, 1990
Madonna by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for The Face Magazine, 1990
Madonna by Pierre et Gilles, Legend, 1995
Madonna by Pierre et Gilles, Legend, 1995
Madonna by Pierre et Gilles, 1999
Madonna by Pierre et Gilles, 1999
Madonna by Steven Klein for W Magazine, April 2003
Madonna by Steven Klein for W Magazine, April 2003
Madonna by Steven Klein for W Magazine, April 2003
Madonna by Steven Klein for W Magazine, April 2003
Madonna by Steven Klein for W Magazine, April 2003
Madonna by Steven Klein for W Magazine, April 2003
Madonna by Steven Klein for W Magazine, April 2003
Madonna by Steven Klein for W Magazine, April 2003
Madonna by Steven Klein for W Magazine, June 2006
Madonna by Steven Klein for W Magazine, June 2006
Madonna by Steven Klein for W Magazine, June 2006
Madonna by Steven Klein for W Magazine, June 2006
Madonna by Steven Klein for W Magazine, June 2006
Madonna by Steven Klein for W Magazine, June 2006
Madonna by Steven Klein for Re Invention Tour, 2004
Madonna by Steven Klein for Re Invention Tour, 2004
Madonna, Steven Meisel and Naomi Campbell by Catherine McGann at Party for Sex Book, 1991
Madonna, Steven Meisel and Naomi Campbell by Catherine McGann at Party for Sex Book, 1991
Madonna, promotional shoot for H&M, 2007
Madonna, promotional shoot for H&M, 2007
Madonna by Bettina Rheims, 1994
Madonna by Bettina Rheims, 1994
Madonna by Bettina Rheims, 1994
Madonna by Bettina Rheims, 1994
Madonna by Steven Meisel for Rolling Stone, February 1991
Madonna by Steven Meisel for Rolling Stone, February 1991
Madonna by Steven Meisel for Rolling Stone, February 1991
Madonna by Steven Meisel for Rolling Stone, February 1991
Madonna by Steven Meisel for Rolling Stone, February 1991
Madonna by Steven Meisel for Rolling Stone, February 1991
Madonna by Steven Meisel, 1991
Madonna by Steven Meisel, 1991
Madonna by Tom Morillo, 1982
Madonna by Tom Morillo, 1982
Madonna by Frank Micelotta, photoshoot for the video clip Take a Bow, 1994
Madonna by Frank Micelotta, photoshoot for the video clip Take a Bow, 1994
Madonna by Kees Tabak, promotional for the album Madonna Tour, 1984
Madonna by Kees Tabak, promotional for the album Madonna Tour, 1984
Madonna by Matthew Rolston for Rolling Stone, June 1986
Madonna by Matthew Rolston for Rolling Stone, June 1986
Madonna by Steven Klein for W Magazone, June 2006
Madonna by Steven Klein for W Magazone, June 2006
Madonna by Steven Klein, photoshoot for Re Invention Tour, 2004
Madonna by Steven Klein, photoshoot for Re Invention Tour, 2004
Madonna by Gilles Bensimon for Elle US Magazine, November 2005
Madonna by Gilles Bensimon for Elle US Magazine, November 2005
Madonna by Frank Micelotta, photoshoot for Power Of Goodbye, 1998
Madonna by Frank Micelotta, photoshoot for Power Of Goodbye, 1998
Madonna by Helmut Newton for Vanity Fair, April 1990
Madonna by Helmut Newton for Vanity Fair, April 1990
Madonna, promotional for the MTV Unplugged Special, February 2014
Madonna, promotional for the MTV Unplugged Special, February 2014
Madonna for Dolce & Gabbana, Fall/Winter 2010
Madonna for Dolce & Gabbana, Fall/Winter 2010
Madonna by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for Interview Magazin, May 2010
Madonna by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for Interview Magazin, May 2010
Madonna by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for Interview Magazin, May 2010
Madonna by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for Interview Magazin, May 2010
Madonna by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for Interview Magazin, May 2010
Madonna by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for Interview Magazin, May 2010
Madonna by Steven Meisel for Like a Virgin Cover, 1984
Madonna by Steven Meisel for Like a Virgin Cover, 1984
Madonna by Peter Lindberg for Harper's Bazaar, May 1994
Madonna by Peter Lindberg for Harper's Bazaar, May 1994
Madonna by Peter Lindberg for Harper's Bazaar, May 1994
Madonna by Peter Lindberg for Harper's Bazaar, May 1994
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Crazy for You, 1991
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Crazy for You, 1991
Madonna by Bruce Weber for Stern Magazine, January 1987
Madonna by Bruce Weber for Stern Magazine, January 1987
Madonna by Patrick Demarchelier, photoshoot for the single Justify my Love, 1990
Madonna by Patrick Demarchelier, photoshoot for the single Justify my Love, 1990
Madonna by Steven Klein for Vogue Brazil, December 2008
Madonna by Steven Klein for Vogue Brazil, December 2008
Madonna and Rosanne Arquette in Desperately Seeking Susan directed by Susan Seidelman, 1985
Madonna and Rosanne Arquette in Desperately Seeking Susan directed by Susan Seidelman, 1985
Madonna by Peter Lindberg for Harper's Bazaar, May 1994
Madonna by Peter Lindberg for Harper's Bazaar, May 1994
Madonna by Steven Meisel for Louis Vuitton, Spring/Summer 2009
Madonna by Steven Meisel for Louis Vuitton, Spring/Summer 2009
Madonna by Steven Meisel for Louis Vuitton, Spring/Summer 2009
Madonna by Steven Meisel for Louis Vuitton, Spring/Summer 2009
Madonna, promotional for H&M, 2007
Madonna, promotional for H&M, 2007
Madonna by Steven Klein, photoshoot for Re Invention Tour, 2004
Madonna by Steven Klein, photoshoot for Re Invention Tour, 2004
Madonna by Herb Ritts, photoshoot for the True Blue Cover, 1986
Madonna by Herb Ritts, photoshoot for the True Blue Cover, 1986
Madonna by Herb Ritts for Vanity Fair, September 1997
Madonna by Herb Ritts for Vanity Fair, September 1997
Madonna by Steven Meisel for Rolling Stone, February 1991
Madonna by Steven Meisel for Rolling Stone, February 1991
Madonna by David Lachapelle, Mythical Swans, 1998
Madonna by David Lachapelle, Mythical Swans, 1998
Madonna by David Lachapelle, Furious Seasons, 1998
Madonna by David Lachapelle, Furious Seasons, 1998
Madonna by Mario Testino for the single Evita, 1996
Madonna by Mario Testino for the single Evita, 1996
Madonna by Bettina Rheims, 1994
Madonna by Bettina Rheims, 1994
Madonna by Patrick Demarchelier, 1990
Madonna by Patrick Demarchelier, 1990
Madonna by David Cunningham, 1982
Madonna by David Cunningham, 1982
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Crazy for You, 1991
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Crazy for You, 1991
Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan directed by Susan Seidelman, 1985
Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan directed by Susan Seidelman, 1985
Madonna by Steven Klein for W Magazine, June 2006
Madonna by Steven Klein for W Magazine, June 2006
Madonna by Steven Meisel for Rolling Stone, February 1991
Madonna by Steven Meisel for Rolling Stone, February 1991
Madonna and Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day directed by Lee Tamahori, 2002
Madonna and Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day directed by Lee Tamahori, 2002
Madonna by Herb Ritts, photoshoot for the album Crazy for You, 1991
Madonna by Herb Ritts, photoshoot for the album Crazy for You, 1991
Madonna by Martin Schreiber for Playboy, September 1985
Madonna by Martin Schreiber for Playboy, September 1985
Madonna by Martin Schreiber for Playboy, September 1985
Madonna by Martin Schreiber for Playboy, September 1985
Madonna by Steven Klein, photoshoot for the single Hard Candy, 2008
Madonna by Steven Klein, photoshoot for the single Hard Candy, 2008
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Erotica, 1990
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Erotica, 1990
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Erotica, 1990
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Erotica, 1990
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Erotica, 1990
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Erotica, 1990
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Erotica, 1990
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Erotica, 1990
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Erotica, 1990
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Erotica, 1990
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Erotica, 1990
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Erotica, 1990
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Erotica, 1990
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Erotica, 1990
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Erotica, 1990
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Erotica, 1990
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Erotica, 1990
Madonna by Steven Meisel, photoshoot for the album Erotica, 1990
Madonna by Laura Levine, 1982
Madonna by Laura Levine, 1982
Madonna on stage at the Uncle Sam's Blues Club in Roslyn, Long Island, 1981
Madonna on stage at the Uncle Sam's Blues Club in Roslyn, Long Island, 1981
Madonna by Bruce Weber for Stern Magazine, January 1987
Madonna by Bruce Weber for Stern Magazine, January 1987
Madonna by David Lachapelle for Rolling Stone, July 1998
Madonna by David Lachapelle for Rolling Stone, July 1998
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