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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.
Read More “Camp on the Cobbles: Sontag, Campness and Coronation Street”
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.
Read More “Dryland by Sara Jaffe – a novel that lingers like the memory of adolescence”
In this gorgeously giddy piece, Jess Moody revels in the queer aestheticism and poetic freedom of Michael Field’s Works and Days.
Read More “‘Writing Michael with You’ by Jess Moody”
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.
Read More “Fantasies and Erotics: Discovering Studio Manassé by Elodie Rose Barnes”
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?
Read More “Venus Castina by Frankie Dytor”
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.
Read More “Interview with Shola von Reinhold: ‘It felt like Hermia Fabulated herself out of the archive’”
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.
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Unbridled passions are laid bare in Dane Hurst’s Animalis, a theatrical response to the paintings in Dulwich Picture Gallery’s current exhibition, Ribera: Art of Violence.
Read More “Review of Dane Hurst Company’s Animalis at Dulwich Picture Gallery”
The National Gallery reveals its latest acquisition, Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self-portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria. Miriam Al Jamil reflects on its importance in Gentileschi’s oeuvre.
Read More “Artemisia Gentileschi Portrait revealed at the National Gallery, London”