Tamara de Lempicka's Life

When writing an article about an artist, one expects to have some discussion of the art created by the person in question, but in this case, that is going to be avoided. Tamara de Lempicka was a highly controversial artist, and there is no lack of people studying her work, no matter which side they fall on in regards to its worth. But we are not going to be looking at that, as we are not art experts, and have never claimed to be. We are going to be looking instead at her life, and it is an extraordinary one to discuss. Tamara was a bisexual woman who was made a refugee twice in her life, first by the Bolsheviks, then later by the Nazis. She was called bourgeois while simultaneously being poor, so she will no doubt provide more than enough for us to fill an article.

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The Rainbow of Flowers

Today, in our daily article series that will be continuing for five more days, we look at not an individual, but an object - a rainbow in Poland. First, we must have a brief overview of queer rights in the country we are about to discuss. While Poland has always allowed same sex sexual activity, something that is rare for any country, and now has an equal age of consent law, same sex marriage and adoption are still considered illegal. As the political climate for same sex relationships can be described as mixed at best, the social attitude is even more confusing. A very clear example of these mixed attitudes is found in the Tecza in Warsaw.

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