Giovanni Boldini December 1842 – 11 July was an Italian genre and portrait painter. According to a 1933 article in Time magazine, he was known as the "Master of Swish" because of his flowing style of painting.
My history crush is Robert de Montesquiou, a french poet and aesthete from the XIXth centuy His poetry wasn’t that good, called “untranslatable” (he was even mocked by some of his contemporaries), but the man himself is awesome.
The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan. Buchanan's second novel is set in belle époque Paris and was inspired by the real-life model, Marie van Goethem, for Edgar Degas’s Little Dancer Aged Fourteen.