Dancing milkmaids surround Krishna, but it’s not the Hindu deity they’re excited to be around. In Basudhara Roy’s gorgeous and erotically tinged poem, bodies undress and dissolve to the music of their own longing.
Frankie Dytor talks to writer, activist and curator, So Mayer, about their brilliant book, A Nazi Word for a Nazi Thing, writing as non-linear montage, actively creating the anarchive, the iconic figure of Magnus Hirschfeld, embodiment and more.
Emily Walters’ collage, Baroque Carnival Euphoria, is a gorgeously frothy pink concoction that celebrates the extravagance of Italian frescoes and the Carnivale di Venezia whilst also looking forward to contemporary neon street art and pop culture.
The 2019 Met Gala took inspiration from Susan Sontag’s renowned essay, ‘Notes on Camp’, but what of the less glamorous, closer-to-home forms of Sontagion camp? Here, Rebecca Savage looks at the queer origins of Coronation Street, its campy costumes and flamboyant characters.
Dryland is an ‘anti-coming out’ novel full of shifting surfaces and unplumbed depths, where the reality of relationships and queer desire are alluded to but never fully disclosed, writes Anna Kate Blair.
A secondhand book found in Paris takes Elodie Rose Barnes on a curious foray into the fantastical Studio Manassé, a portraiture business that specialised in glamorously surreal and, at times, problematic photographs of women.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa has inspired a wave of popular culture references and art historical speculation, but who was the true inspiration behind that smile, and could da Vinci’s famous painting be the trans icon we never knew we needed?
To open their new guest editorial, BAROQUE, Frankie Dytor talks to award-winning writer, Shola von Reinhold, about their acclaimed novel, LOTE, the radicalism of ornamentality, writing trans characters and the existence of queer Black artists and figures in the archives.
The National Gallery’s blockbuster exhibition celebrates the professional ingenuity, self-confidence and skilful proto-feminist paintings of one of Italy’s best Early Modern women artists, Artemisia Gentileschi.