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Lessons in Subversion in Medieval and Renaissance Art

In 1989, the Guerrilla Girls, a group of mostly anonymous women art-world professionals and artists, did a head count at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. They wanted to know how many women artists were represented in the modern galleries versus how many artworks in those same galleries depicted female nudes.read more.

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Zineb Sedira’s London Exhibit Explores Identity Through Cinema

When you think of England, what are the first few things that come to mind? Is it Fish and Chips? Or it could be the Royal Family; it could even be those bright red phone boxes that can be seen on virtually every corner but have been out of service for decades. Although all of these are correct answers, I suggest another option: art.read more.

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Ceramicist Ruth Ehrenkrantz: Speeding Into Her Third Career

Ruth Ehrenkrantz’s Raku ceramics remind me of some of the finest work I’ve seen in Japan (the place where the Raku technique began). 

Raku is a process in which pottery is fired at under two thousand degrees (a low temperature for ceramics). While the pottery is still red hot, it is moved to a closed container filled with combustible materials, such as paper or sawdust.read more.

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Women Sweep 2024 Costume Designers Guild Awards

The 26th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards were held last Wednesday (February 21st), and like many awards ceremonies for this year — coined as the “year of the girl” — it was another exciting day for women. 

The Costume Designers Guild Awards honor incredible costume design for a range of categories, from television, short form content, and even illustration.read more.

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Enigma and Elegance in Chie Yoshii’s Surrealist Paintings

“Ethereal,” “luminous,” “cryptic,” “sensual,” and “surreal” are adjectives used frequently to describe the work of Japanese-born artist Chie Yoshii. And for good reason. One look at her paintings — which are featured in  Pomegranate’s 2024 calendar “Guardians” — and it becomes clear that these descriptors of Chie’s work are apt.read more.

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Catherine Marion’s Fantastical Universes of Flora and Fauna

Georgia O’Keeffe once said, ​​“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else.”

Artist Catherine Marion creates entire worlds of stylized flora and fauna, especially flowers and birds, for wallpaper and other products. Her wallpaper designs, however, are what she imagines when she sits down to draw.read more.

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