Jessica Stoller on the Sévres Breast Bowl

Jessica Stoller on the Sévres Breast Bowl

Sévres Manufactory, design attributed to Jean Jacques Lagrenén. Breast Bowl, Service for the Rambouillet Dairy, 1787-88, Soft paste porcelain bowl and hard paste porcelain support, 12.5cm x 12.2cm x 13.3cm The first time I saw the Sevres Breast Bowl was while paging...
Zorawar Sidhu on František Kupka

Zorawar Sidhu on František Kupka

František Kupka, Planes by Colors: Large Nude, Oil on canvas, 1909-10, 59 ⅛” x 71 ⅛” Planes by Colors: Large Nude is František Kupka’s only surviving large scale figurative painting. Within a year of exhibiting it, he would never paint like this again, instead...
Suzanne Stryk on Maria Sibylla Merian

Suzanne Stryk on Maria Sibylla Merian

Maria Sibylla Merian, Pineapple with with insects, Hand colored engraving, 1719 In the late 1980s, my curator-friend Carolyn returned from DC bearing a small gift from the National Museum of Women in the Arts: a two-by-three-inch fridge magnet with an incredibly...