The Intriguing Mystery of the Goldfinch

The Intriguing Mystery of the Goldfinch

By Alastair Sooke A 362-year-old painting of a tiny bird has become one of the most popular of its time. But will we ever know what The Goldfinch means? On the face of it, it couldn’t be simpler: a small, charming painting, on a wooden panel, depicting a goldfinch...
Magritte & the Subversive Power of His Pipe

Magritte & the Subversive Power of His Pipe

Written by Cath Pound René Magritte’s The Treachery of Images (This is Not a Pipe) is one of the most famous yet persistently enigmatic works in the history of art. One of the word-image series of paintings in which the Belgian artist sought to challenge linguistic...
Kanga’s Woven Voices

Kanga’s Woven Voices

~Written by Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein~ Photographed by Samantha Reinders~ “It opens the channels for women to express themselves, to clap back, to be heard, to love, to laugh, to pray, to return a gaze to the world. It becomes to a woman whatever she wants it to be: a...