Cardano Challenge edition II

The word ‘MUSE’ dates back to Greek mythology, with Zeus’ daughters forming the nine Muses who presided over the arts and science. Well guess what? Cardano Challenge second edition will be all about:

the muse!


Lyrics, photography, drawing, performance, every medium is allowed. Even a mix of media.

Theme: ‘MUSE’.

Rules & regulations:

  • create it;
  • make it an NFT on Cardano blockchain;
  • one NFT per person;
  • more media in one NFT allowed
  • submit it by tweet and tag with #cardanochallenge;
  • prepare your 30 to 60 sec pitch on Twitter Spaces;
  • we will have a follow up on the sales / auction of the submissions.

Deadline february 3rd 23:59. Share and spread the word if you join the challenge.

Date of the big pitch: saturday february 5th 10 pm CET

Be your creative self and show your talent to others



“The paranoiac critical method functions only on condition that it possesses a soft motor of divine origin, a living nucleus, a Gala”.

Gala is a historically fascinating character who gained fame and fortune upon meeting and marrying the artist Salvador Dalí in 1930s. A Russian divorcee, she quickly established herself on the Surrealist scene becoming intrinsically involved in Dalí’s life and his art both as his muse and his manager.

Gala, her real name being Elena Ivanovna Diakonova was Russian, born in Kazan in 1894. A secretive and intuitive woman, not afraid of controversy, she spent her childhood in Moscow and attended university courses at a finishing school in St Petersburg.

For Dalí, Gala has been “the most visible falling star, the most clearly outlined and the most finite”. In his book “Diary of a Genius” Dalí wrote: “I love her more than my mother, more than my father, more than Picasso, and even more than money”.


George Dyer, a petty crook, met figurative painter Francis Bacon in 1963. Their whirlwind romance was stormy and ultimately tragic—just two days before the opening of Bacon’s 1971 retrospective at the Grand Palais, Dyer took his own life. While he continued with the opening as planned, the tragic event had a lasting effect on Bacon.

In Michael Peppiat’s Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma, Bacon recalls the circumstances of their meeting: “George was down the far end of the bar and he came over and said ‘You all seem to be having a good time, can I buy you a drink?”

Bacon painted several portraits of his lover and muse both before and after his death.