Monthly Archives: June 2019

Art Pickings 2: Early Modern Femininity and Patient Looking in Clara Peeters’ Still Life with Flowers

How long do we spend looking at things? Really looking? Early modern women were often urged to be patient, and their skills of slow, close and acute observation can be seen in their naturalistic representation of nature in a variety … Continue reading

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Art pickings 1: Queering Raphael’s Fornarina

A homage to the wonderful Brain Pickings, Art Pickings is an irregular series of 5-minute-read visual analyses that show some ways of exploring historical understandings of gender, sexuality and the body via Renaissance art.  Half-smiling, half-naked, her fingers more suggestive … Continue reading

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