Cora Gilroy-Ware performs under the name Fauness

Imitation Lesson; Her Shadowed Influence from ‘A Countervailing Theory’ (2019), Toyin Ojih Odutola. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; © © Toyin Ojih Odutola

Master class – a fictional civilisation makes its mark at the Barbican

Toyin Ojih Odutola’s scenes of a race of women warriors are a tour de force in pastel, charcoal and chalk

17 Sep 2020
Citizen Tallien in a Cell in La Force Prison, Holding Her Cut Hair (detail), (1796), Jean-Louis Laneuville. Private collection. Photo: courtesy Yale University Press; © Christies Images/Bridgeman Images

The women who wanted to look like living statues

A study of neoclassical dress in the 1790s shows that fashion can be a serious business

4 Sep 2020