Victorine Meurent, More than a Model

Guest post by Drēma Drudge, author of the new novel Victorine Olympia, 1863, by Édouard Manet. Held at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris; source, Wikipedia. When I first encountered Victorine Meurent, it was her as Olympia in Édouard Manet’s iconic...

Women in Zoological Art and Illustration

Guest post by Ann Sylph, Librarian at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Both art and science help people to reconnect with nature and to take action to protect it. The value of art in communicating...

A Clara Peeters for the Mauritshuis

Guest post by Quentin Buvelot, Senior Curator, Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands In 2012, the Mauritshuis in The Hague managed to acquire a particularly appealing painting by Clara Peeters, Still Life with Cheeses, Almonds and Pretzels (Fig. 1). Fig. 1,...