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Harry Potter: a History of Magic wonderfully illuminates the inspirations behind a cultural icon, writes Raffaella Sero

A woman weaving herself into history

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The strange death of Constable’s rural idyll

Daniel Villar explores how the English countryside has changed since John Constable painted The Cornfield

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The insincerity of the female nude

Women should not be afraid to reclaim their naked bodies, writes Priya Vempali

Sowing the seeds for the Eastern bloc’s sexual revolution

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Revolutionary artists: from creatives to criminals

Catherine Cibulskis reflects on the dramatic evolution of Russian art in the immediate aftermath of the revolution

“A Mythical Future”: Katya Rogatchevskaia on the Russian Revolution

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The opening of a closed cultural world

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Touch, tenderness, and technology in Cloud of Petals

Sarah Meyohas’ new exhibition embraces electronic form in its exploration of beauty, writes Eleanor Birdsall-Smith

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