Nina Relf

Author

I am 22 years old, living near London and an aspiring Curator. I have just graduated from The Courtauld Institute of Art with a Masters degree in the History of Art, and I am a lover of painting, feminist art criticism and reading!    

Articles by Nina

Mannerism

Parmigianino: Capturing Everyday Renaissance Life Through Drawings

Francesco Mazzola, known as Parmigianino, produced many drawings that captured normal scenes of everyday life during the Renaissance. These drawings...

Nina Relf 16 May 2022

Art State of Mind

5 Positive Effects of Art on Mental Health

It is scientifically proven that art can have positive effects on our mood and can help improve our mental health. But what is it about art that...

Nina Relf 5 May 2022

Literature

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Spoiler Alert!)

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is a perfect example of where art and literature intertwine. The novel is based around the story of an...

Nina Relf 3 January 2022

Museum Stories

The Best Museum Instagram Accounts

We all love to scroll through Instagram for an aesthetically pleasing distraction from the real world. Museums arguably provide some of the most...

Nina Relf 6 October 2021

Art Travels

Choose Your Destination: Best Vacation Spots for Art History Lovers

As we are all in the full swing of summer and ready to explore, we look at the best destinations to visit for art history lovers during vacation. Get...

Nina Relf 13 August 2021

Commemorating George Floyd: Interview with Dan Reisner

Dan Reisner is a sculpture artist living and working in Tel Aviv. He has produced multiple outdoor sculptures for urban spaces, not only in Israel...

Nina Relf 25 May 2021

Art State of Mind

The Benefits of Visiting a Museum

During the protracted coronavirus lockdown, when all the art we see is digital, we can reflect on that which we took for granted before. There are so...

Nina Relf 21 May 2021

Museum Stories

31 Women: Peggy Guggenheim And Her Groundbreaking Exhibition

Perhaps one the most influential women in shaping the art world of the 20th century, Peggy Guggenheim held an exhibition in 1943 that was to be...

Nina Relf 19 May 2021

News

The Biggest Art News of 2020

As we approach the end of a very different year, we look back on what happened in the art world in 2020. From big painting sales, fetching high...

Nina Relf 31 December 2020

Museum Stories

Cambridge: The Fitzwilliam Museum Highlights

Today we celebrate the reopening of The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Its collection ranges from renowned Renaissance works to some of the finest...

Nina Relf 18 September 2020