For centuries, artists have used both famous and not-so-famous people as their muses. So who are the A-listers that are currently getting the creative juices flowing in the realm of modern art?

It’s no surprise that artistic inspiration is still being strongly drawn from political figures and beautiful women, but what is surprising is that celebrating beauty has become less of a focus in contemporary artworks.

The traditional desire to depict subjects favorably has been significantly overruled by artistic subversion as well as by a strong emphasis on showcasing the mediums that modern artists are working within rather than their subjects.