Burlesque isn't just rhinestones and feathers.Continue reading “BURLESQUE: Magic. Power. Taboo.”
Its history, its core, its entirety is rooted in strength,
sexual liberation and gender expression.
Burlesque isn’t just beauty queens and stilettos.
It’s a revolution.
It’s enticing, seductive and transformative.
It’s all an illusion.
The oil painting Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer is considered one of Baroque art’s greatest masterpiece. It was pivotal to the Dutch Golden Age, dating back to around 1665. Still, it is largely a mystery. What, about her, captivated a painter like Vermeer? What lurks behind her shoulder that needed to remain obscure? Who is she? It seems to be that these questions will remain unanswered — asecret Vermeer has taken to the grave.Continue reading “Gatekeeping Beauty: Vermeer’s Mystery”