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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?
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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’”
Frankie Dytor takes a close look at the image of the father in the Barbican Art Gallery’s extended run of their hit show, Masculinities: Liberation through Photography.
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Jordan Tannahill’s latest play, Botticelli in the Fire, is a glorious queering of Florentine Renaissance, which reveals just as much about the present as it does the past.
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Illustrious clubs and night spots in Mexico, Iran, Nigeria and numerous European cities are celebrated – and recreated – in the Barbican’s latest exhibition, Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art.
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The American-French dancer, Isadora Duncan, has been described as an ‘oversaturated subject’, but a new graphic novel shows her life and contribution to dance in a new light, writes Francesca Dytor.
Read More “Isadora by Julie Birmant and Clément Ouberie – an engrossing, beautifully illustrated graphic novel”