Francisco Goya’s paintings of witchcraft are recognizable to many in and out of the art world. The images play upon well-known and accepted tropes of witchcraft; old crones bent over the lifeless bodies of young children, the worship of Satan in the form of a black goat, as well as the witches’ flight. They playContinue reading “Duchess of Osuna and Goya’s Witches”
In August 2021, I shared a blog post which looked at the increase in museum workers striking and unionizing across the United States. Over a year later, another major museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA), is in the news as their workers have gone on strike. After two years of failed union negotiations, workersContinue reading “The Fight Continues: Museum Strike in Philadelphia”
The death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8th has sparked a world-wide response, a mixture of grief at the loss of a beloved leader contrasted with voices drawing attention to the role the monarch had in the continuation of violence and oppression against the people colonized by the British. There is much that couldContinue reading “The Portrait of a Monarch”
Self-Portrait of Marie Bashkirtseff I recently started reading Jennifer Higgie’s “The Mirror and the Palette” which examines self-portraiture by women artists over the last 500 years. While reading the book, I came across an artist that I was completely unfamiliar with but for a brief period of time was considered one of the most famousContinue reading “Reframing History: Marie Bashkirtseff”
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