Painting of the Week: Paula Modersohn Becker, Reclining Mother and Child IIJune 2, 2019
Does any image say primal love more than this powerful painting by Paula Modersohn Becker? As we head into International Children’s Day, it seems right to make Painting of the Week one that includes not just children but...
Erna Rosenstein. Surrealist in the Country Where Surrealism Didn’t ExistMay 31, 2019
Erna was born a Jew. This fact weighed on her whole life because Erna’s family lived in Lviv, Ukraine and to complicate things even more, she turned 20 when Hitler rose to power in 1933. Ah, and on...
Painting of the Week: Simpatía (La Rabia del gato), Remedios VaroMay 19, 2019
Our painting of the week is Simpatía (La Rabia del gato) which is soon going to be auctioned at Christie’s. It’s a huge treat for all art lovers because for the last 40 years it was a treasured piece of art...
A House of Their Own: The Red Rose GirlsMay 18, 2019
In an old house in Philadelphia at the turn of the twentieth century, four women made their home and their art together. Three decades before Virginia Woolf’s seminal essay A Room of One’s Own was published, they had...
Lubaina Himid’s Dinner Service at the V&AMay 14, 2019
In 2017, Lubaina Himid won the Turner Prize (and she was the oldest winner ever, aged 63!). Ten years before she presented her work Swallow Hard: The Lancaster Dinner Service at the Judges’ Lodgings in Lancaster, which from...
Masking and Unmasking Women in ArtMay 10, 2019
Just a few weeks ago, Venice was transformed into a different world. It was carnival and people in masks were strolling through the city. There is a fascination with wearing a mask: one hides behind it and becomes...
Hell Hath No Fury. The Merry Murderess of Early Modern ArtApril 30, 2019
Hell hath no fury like a murderess scorned and, boy, you better believe it! If you were to take a moment and google ‘murder in art’ your computer screen will be filled with the gruesome images of man...
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