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About emmarosemillar

Mum, chocolate maker, author of THE WOMEN FRIENDS: SELINA and the award-winning novel FIVE GUNS BLAZING.

Klimt’s Forests and Gardens

Originally posted on Emma Rose Millar:
Gustav Klimt is probably best known for his portraits of women. However, he also created many beautiful landscapes during his career. Gustav Klimt Fir Forest, 1901 Tannenwald or Fir Forest the first of several…

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Porajmos: The Romani Holocaust

Originally posted on Emma Rose Millar:
The Romani people have been equally romanticised as wandering free spirits and demonised as societal carbuncles who lie, cheat and steal. Their nomadic lifestyle can mean they are ethnically isolated and communally disconnected. As…

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Gustav Klimt and the Ravenna Mosaics

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The splendour of Byzantine churches with their glinting domes and stunning mosaics spread throughout the Mediterranean. Nowhere are they more beautiful than in Italy; St Marks in Venice and Monreale Cathedral being two of…

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The Seven Years’ Cake War: Sachertorte

Originally posted on Emma Rose Millar:
With its velvety chocolate icing and lashings of tangy apricot jam, Sachertorte has become Austria’s national dessert. But the history of this luxurious chocolate cake is as rich and as dark as the Sachertorte…

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Head Over Heels – The Fickle World of Women’s Shoes, 1880 – 1929

Originally posted on Emma Rose Millar:
Only 150 years ago, women’s shoes were hidden in the shadows of crinolines and trailing skirts. The archless, low heeled shoes of the mid-Victorian era were the embodiment of dignified restraint, indeed a lady…

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