Crush: 5 Insta accounts to revisit art history

Marie-Guillemine_Benoist_-portrait de Madeleine

To quench your thirst for art and discover new works, look no further than your phone and (re)discover art history with 5 accounts that open new artistic perspectives.

Cover photo: Madeleine by Marie-Guillemine Benoist on @ablackhistoryofart

 

Expand your feminine horizons with videos by Margaux Brugvin

 

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On her Instagram account, Parisian Margaux Brugvin showcases women’s art through portraits of female artists in her IGTV videos. Incredible gems that invite you to discover or rediscover Frida Kahlo, Hilma Af Klint and Lubaina Himid.

 

Damien Kempf’s medieval bestiary

 

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A monster hunter on Instagram, Damien Kempf uncovers little treasures from the Middle Ages, from legless creatures to human-faced dragons by way of grotesque macabre dances.

 

A Black history of art by Alayo Akinkugbe

 

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In February 2020, Alayo Akinkugbe created the Instagram account @ablackhistoryofart to turn the spotlight on Black artists and artwork in art history. Truly fascinating.

 

The mystical works of Dreamers of Decadence

 

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To wander through a waking dream, the @dreamersofdecadence account offers a careful curation of decadent painters, in which femmes fatales and melancholy atmospheres exude their mysterious aura.

 

Deconstruct art history with Vénus le Podcast

In parallel with a podcast that deconstructs Western art history, @venuslepodcast also claims its place on Instagram to highlight works in which women redefine art codes.