Back to the top

courtesans

art history

Portrait by the artist Jan Steen

Another fun Dutch painting at the Met. This is clearly a party scene, with...
art history

The greatest garden in France

You don’t go to an exhibit on parks to see things about courtesans, but...
art history

Japanese Courtesan

Westerners assume that the point of women’s fashion is to emphasize the “hourglass” shape...
art history Shady Ladies Museum Tour group photo

Shady Ladies Museum Tour, Utter Delight, by Alix Cohen

Shady Ladies Museum Tour – Utter Delight Andrew Lear’s Shady LadiesTour is conceivably the...
art history

Fashion History in Art

We have been giving fashion history tours at the Metropolitan Museum for several months...
art history

Who was the greatest Shady Lady?

People often ask us who the greatest Shady Lady was. And it’s a hard...
art history

Courtesans and mistresses in art

Elegant women are a huge theme in art history, and people mostly assume, as...
art history

The feminist concept of the “male gaze”

The feminist concept of the “male gaze” is useful in art criticism. The concept...
courtesans

Courtesans of Paris tour—in the cemetery!

One of my favorite things to do in Paris—really—is explore the cemeteries. The most...
art history

Shady Ladies of the Philadelphia Museum

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is not as big as the Metropolitan, and it...
Copyright © 2018 ShadyLadiesTours. All rights are reserved. Designed by Godo.io