Keira Knightley with sculpture in “The Lives We’ll Never Live” for Vogue Italia. April 2017. Photograph by Yelena Yemchuk.

Perhaps influenced by Pygmalion, a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life.