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Nina Relf

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!  

    Stories By Nina Relf

    • Art State of Mind

      5 Positive Effects of Art on Mental Health

      By October 9, 2020

      It is scientifically proven that art can have positive effects on our mental wellbeing and can help improve our mental health. But what is it about art that gives it the power to help us so?...

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      Cambridge: The Fitzwilliam Museum Highlights

      By September 18, 2020

      Today we celebrate the reopening of The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Its collection ranges from renowned Renaissance works to some of the finest Impressionist paintings. Today we are going to explore some of the many masterpieces...

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      Parmigianino: Capturing Everyday Renaissance Life through Drawings

      By August 19, 2020

      Francesco Mazzola, known as Parmigianino, produced many drawings that captured normal scenes of everyday life during the Renaissance. These drawings reveal a new perspective on 16th century Italian life. Parmigianino was an Italian Mannerist artist. He...

    • 21st century

      Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Celebrating Cultural Identity

      By August 6, 2020

      Njideka Akunyili Crosby celebrates her cultural heritage through her artwork. Contradicting generalizations about African experience, she expresses her identity as a Nigerian artist living and working in America. Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s early life In 1983, Njideka...

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      Art History Reveals: Women in Sport

      By July 20, 2020

      With sport considered as a male activity throughout history, it is no surprise that the history of art follows this same ideology. However, a rare few paintings reveal a reversal of these roles and show women...

    • Art Travels

      Monet: Using the Home and Garden as Inspiration

      By June 9, 2020

      We are currently confined to the spaces of our homes and gardens. Claude Monet used his beautiful home and garden in Giverny, France as the source for many of his paintings. We can all learn from...

    • Cinema

      Art in the Film Adaption of Little Women (Spoiler Alert!)

      By June 3, 2020

      A tale of sisterhood, friendship, and love, the recent film Little Women celebrates art in a number of ways. This is mainly through the character Amy, who is an aspiring artist. The highly anticipated film Little...

    • Art State of Mind

      The Benefits of Visiting a Museum

      By May 18, 2020

      During the current coronavirus lockdown, when all the art we see is digital, we can reflect on that which we took for granted before. There are so many benefits to visiting a museum. But what is...

    • Artist

      Sofonisba: The Life of a Rule-Breaker Painter

      By May 6, 2020

      During the Italian Renaissance, women artists were not allowed the same access to artistic education as men. Sofonisba Anguissola, however, used her rare access to artistic training to achieve a successful international career. She paved the...

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