Iran and that Renaissance idea, ‘no means yes’

by Rashmee

Posted on May 9, 2021


/ TRAVELS IN MY MIND Iran is having a moment around the ‘no means yes’ idea that women can’t be taken at their word. This is an old notion and it is laid bare, believe it or not, in Renaissance art. We saw it vividly portrayed in two very different renderings of the story around … Continue reading “Iran and that Renaissance idea, ‘no means yes’”

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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 the western world of sexual predation. And it’s painted by a woman – Artemisia Gentileschi, who was born in Rome in 1593. Artemisia’s view of the emotions experienced by Susanna, a virtuous, beautiful young woman whose story is related in … Continue reading “In Artemisia Gentileschi, we see the female gaze”

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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