What does it mean to imagine the body as permeable? In this post, Lauren Rozenberg and Laura Scalabrella Spada share their reflections of organising the ‘Permeable Bodies in Medieval and Early Modern Visual Culture’
Why is labiaplasty the fastest growing cosmetic procedure in the world? Jennifer Whitney considers the influence of pornographic aesthetics on the cosmetic surgery industry, and what this reveals about changing ideals of feminine beauty
In this review of Mat Collishaw’s art installation ‘The Mask of Youth’, Queen’s House, Greenwich, Emily Cock reflects on portraiture and facial difference through the ages Mat Collishaw’s The Mask of Youth is part
How was skin observed, transformed, used, and interpreted in early modern Europe? Paolo Savoia reflects on a two-day workshop on ‘Artisans of the Surface in Early Modern Europe, 1450-1750’, King’s College London, 20-21 September 2018
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