An interesting article about burlesque dancers of the 1890's - 1930's and how their rebellion against gender roles allowed them to speak freely about society and politics.

Burlesque beauties of the 1890s: Stunning vintage photos of 'loose women in tights' who perfected the art of the tease

Steven Arnold (1943–1994) was a California-based multi-media artist, spiritualist, gender bender and protegee of Salvador Dalí. His work consisted of drawings, paintings, rock and film poster art, makeup design, costume design, set design, photography and film.

An early photo of Steven Arnold with wearable art pioneer Kaisik Wong and Kaisik's muse, Merle Bulatao.

“Elegant gentleman in an interior.” Painting by Julia Leblanc Stewart, 1895. Edited by Jamie Vesta.    Jamie Vesta runs the blog Eve’s Rib, where he specializes in “gender role reversal art.” He mixes original drawings with existing photos, paintings and illustrations which he has edited to give them a genderqueer flair. Check him out.

Hand painted reproduction of Elegante Au Sofa 1895 painting. This masterpiece was painted originally by Julius LeBlanc Stewart. Commission your beautiful hand painted reproduction of Elegante Au Sofa Choose from many different sizes.

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One inch from Vladimir Putin. Photographer Platon explains how he captured the haunting image of Vladimir Putin for the cover of Time Magazine

With four works on view, “Newsha Tavakolian” is a small but powerful exhibition. #Iranian artist, Newsha Tavakolian's vibrant, engaging images document the evolving role of women as they battle or subvert gender-based restrictions. Come check out the exhibition on view in its first week in the Art of the Middle East galleries. by lacma

© Newsha Tavakolian As one of the main go-to photographers for international media, Newsha Tavakolian 's work is pretty well known outsi.

Su Richardson - 'Burnt Breakfast'. Celebrating, exploiting and subverting the feminine connotation of crafts such as crochet and embroidery, these home-made objects explore domesticity, femininity and their mutual implication. Crochet is used against type to express growing dissatisfaction with gender roles and to challenge the hierarchical division between art and craft. It was made for a project set up in 1975 in which isolated women artists and housewives exchanged artworks by post.

Su Richardson - 'Burnt Breakfast'. Celebrating, exploiting and subverting the feminine connotation of crafts such as crochet and embroidery, these home-made objects explore domesticity, femininity and their mutual implication. Crochet is used against type to express growing dissatisfaction with gender roles and to challenge the hierarchical division between art and craft. It was made for a project set up in 1975 in which isolated women artists and housewives exchanged artworks by post.


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