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Landscape with Rainbow, (detail), oil on canvas by George Henry (1858–1943), photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery


© Lisa Milroy. Photo credit: Staffordshire Archives & Heritage

Lotus Shoe

If the shoe fits: the gendered connotations of footwear in art history

Philomena Epps explores shoes in art, from medieval long-pointed poulaines to kinky boots in Pop Art.

Diamonds. oil on canvas by unknown artist. © the copyright holder. photo credit: NHS Lothian (Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation)


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Cover of the original copy of Virginia Woolf's 'Orlando: A Biography' . photo credit: Worthing Art Gallery (source: Wikimedia Commons)

Cover of the original copy of Virginia Woolf's 'Orlando: A Biography'

The queer love story behind Virginia Woolf's 'Orlando'

All about the literary love letter.

Photo credit: Wellcome Collection


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