Reciprocal Love in Correggio’s Noli Me Tangere

THIS FALL, I took an art history class called Love, Lust, and Desire in Italian Renaissance Art taught by the incomparable Dr. Jannette Vusich at the University of King's College in Halifax, NS. I've spent a lot of time studying religious paintings of the time period and have come to the conclusion that they are…

“Womanhood” and the Birth of Venus

I CAN REMEMBER the moment I learned about sex. It was not, as one may expect, from my mother -though I did receive that talk years later- it was from my childhood friend, Katie. We were playing with Barbies in the basement of her house when she leaned in and asked in a low whisper,…