American expatriate painter Romaine Brooks poses next to a self-portrait wherein she is attired in hyper-masculine clothing. She and her lover, writer Natalie Barney, were at the center of a lesbian artists circle that thrived in Paris and London between the World Wars.
artistandstudio: Adolph Weinman at work, ca. 1906 Weinman is best remembered as the designer of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar and the “Mercury” dime along with various medals for the Armed Services of the United States.
Carl Holty (left) and Joan Miró (center), with others at a tea party in an artist’s studio, 1947. Photographer unknown. Carl Holty papers, circa 1860s-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Kendake was the title for queens and queen mothers of the ancient African Kingdom of Kush, also known as Nubia and Ethiopia.They were known as Nubian warrior queens, queen regents, and Ruling queen mothers. They controlled what is now Ethiopia, Sudan, and parts of Egypt. Reliefs dated to about 170 B.C. reveal kendake Shanakdakheto, dressed in armor and wielding a spear in battle. She did not rule as queen regent or queen mother but as a fully independent ruler. Her husband was her consort.