The highs and lows of hotel art

by Rashmee

Posted on October 8, 2021


Hotels that double up as art museums are quite the thing, not just in the …

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A slice of 17th century life in the National Gallery

by Rashmee

Posted on August 29, 2021


This Sunday bank holiday weekend was a marker for me. It was the first time …

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How many Ether for that NFT? Speaking in tongues about art and craft

by Rashmee

Posted on February 26, 2021


/ LANGUAGE How many Ether for that NFT? In plain English, that’s a question about …

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Imagine what could happen if Africa were truly to celebrate its art (and philosophy)

by Rashmee

Posted on February 18, 2021


/ TAKE UP ONE IDEA No one can accuse the African Union (AU) of overpromising …

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In Artemisia Gentileschi, we see the female gaze

by Rashmee

Posted on September 29, 2020


Take a good long look at the painting. It’s probably one the earliest portrayals in …

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Why Muslim opinion started to tend towards aniconism

by Rashmee

Posted on September 7, 2020


The tendency towards aniconism and the erasure of the secular-religious distinction is a bit of …

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Early Muslims’ attitude to art and creative expression

by Rashmee

Posted on September 4, 2020


  In the beginning, there was art. Lots of it, in fact, in the secular …

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A birthday feast of Edvard Munch prints

by Rashmee

Posted on May 17, 2019


A birthday is a good time for reflection. As well as to see an exhibition …

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Why 16th century Dutch still life painters were partial to a peeled lemon

by Rashmee

Posted on October 8, 2018


The lemon – half-peeled, glistening, “curling spirals of golden light” – caught our attention rightaway. …

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What is bias? Is it perspective? Say, the view that being brown is not disqualifying?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 31, 2018


Donald Trump denunciation of Google for “RIGGED” search results against him are an extreme sort …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK