PrizeOfficial Selection in Shoot (photo/video)
ArtistBernd Schirmer
Design TeamBernd Schirmer, Lars Walther
CreditModel: Nina Rosentreter

Old Master Painters Series In Greek mythology, Erato is one of the Greek Muses. The name would mean "desired" or "lovely", if derived from the same root as Eros, as Apollonius of Rhodes playfully suggested in the invocation to Erato that begins Book III of his Argonautica. Erato is the Muse of love poetry. In the Orphic hymn to the Muses, it is Erato who charms the sight. Since the Renaissance she has mostly been shown with a wreath of myrtle and roses, holding a lyre, or a small kithara, a musical instrument often associated with Apollo.