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Art & Photography /
Who, What, Why

Remembering Bloomsbury's Most Under-Celebrated Artist

Re-discover Vanessa Bell, the colourful painter and sister to Virginia Woolf whose life and work played a pivotal role in Bloomsbury and beyond
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Art & Photography /
Who, What, Why

The Early 20th-Century Artist Who Pioneered Modern Androgyny

We celebrate the Gluck, a rebellious painter who rejected commercialisation and gender norms, as London welcomes a major retrospective of her work
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Art & Photography /
Who, What, Why

Evocative Line Drawings of the Nude Female Form

As her debut exhibition draws to a close in Sydney, we sit down with Danish artist Christiane Spangsberg, whose Matisse-inspired nudes have the online world captivated
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Fashion & Beauty /
In Pictures

Coco Chanel’s Most Treasured Possessions

As a Venice exhibition dedicated to the contents of the legendary designer's Rue Cambon apartment draws to a close, we uncover five of her favourite things
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Fashion & Beauty /
AnOther List

Virginia Woolf's Shopping Tips

We take advice from the modernist author on personal style, battling the sales, and the key to surviving the chaos of Oxford Street
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AnOther List

20th-Century Writers and their Unusual Christmas Customs

From Hunter S. Thompson setting fire to the tree, to Ernest Hemingway's love of sugar mice, we take inspiration from the Christmas rituals of some of our favourite creatives
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Through The Keyhole

The California Art School that Reinvented Modern Photography

Ansel Adams headed up the photography department and Mark Rothko gave lectures. A new tome from Steidl takes us inside the San Francisco college responsible for pioneering art school culture as we know it
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AnOther List

A Five Point-Guide to Yves Klein's Avant-Garde Oeuvre

His signature blue was a key influence in Céline's S/S17 show, and a major retrospective of his work is currently on display at Tate Liverpool: here, we uncover the makings of a true artist and innovator
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Who, What, Why

How Berenice Abbott Documented the Who's Who of 1920s Paris

She lived with Djuna Barnes, photographed Man Ray, and taught Marcel Duchamp how to dance. Upon the release of a book showcasing her famous Paris Portraits, we discover the woman behind the camera
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AnOther List

Five Forgotten Female Artists of Abstract Expressionism

As a new exhibition opens at London’s Royal Academy, we take a closer look at the female artists who made their mark on the scene, signposting pioneers in women once dismissed as "amateurs and housewives"