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The bustle was a fashion accessory in Victorian Europe's upper-class society throughout the nineteenth century. In its function, it replaced the hoop skirt to provide wealthy women with a desirable figure that exaggerated the curvature of the buttocks.
The Hugo Ball Prize is awarded once every three years by the German city of Pirmasens and can be given to writers, artists, and publishers. This year, it was awarded to filmmaker and video artist, Hito Steyerl.
Occasionally, the adage “There’s nothing new under the sun” is wrong. 
The femme fragile was the product of its time: in the Victorian era, feminine weakness conveyed Godliness and mental purity.
The masks of French Surrealist photographer Claude Cahun (1894-1954) vary from that of an androgynous weight-training flapper to a Buddhist monk.
Almost one hundred years ago, Walt Disney created his most iconic character, Mickey Mouse. The mouse can be traced back to a series of short films in the 1920s, with Steamboat Willie (1928) being the most memorable. Steamboat Willie is also notable for being one of the first cartoons ever produced with fully synchronized sound.
Problems of gender inequity have plagued academia since its inception with women being discouraged or outright barred from learning and practicing different sciences and art forms. 
Caravaggio’s paintings are filled with expressions of aggression, awestruck wonder, dark foreboding, violence, and profound sadness‒the aesthetics of exclamation.
While there are a multitude of benefits to attending a prestigious art school, crafting your own art education can be rewarding in other ways.
For over five thousand years, the art of tattooing has captivated human cultures. Today, we understand the reasoning for adorning one’s body with images and symbols as being both incredibly varied and extremely personal. But what we don’t think about is how this was also the case in antiquity.