Art Movements

Artist Stories

Polish Art Nouveau Genius – Stanisław Wyspiański

Likened by his 19th century Polish compatriots to a modern Leonardo da Vinci, Stanisław Wyspiański’s talents encompassed more than just the...

Pola Otterstein, Szymon Jocek 11 April 2024

James Ensor, Masks Confronting Death, 1888, Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States of America Expressionism

James Ensor: What the Mask Hides

Do you know who James Ensor was? James Ensor (1860-1949) was a scandalous, rebellious, and revolutionary Belgian painter with a style that could be...

Andra Patricia Ritisan 11 April 2024

Realism

Eid Al-Fitr – Islamic Prayer in Art

The distinctive ritual of Islamic prayer, known as namaz (in Urdu) or salah (in Arabic) has captivated the imagination of many Orientalist painters.

Maya M. Tola 10 April 2024

Ancient Greece

Timeless Beauty: Ancient Greek Athletes in Art

The idea of timeless beauty is fascinating. Also, it’s a great concern for lovers of art history. Conceptions of beauty in Western art history...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 9 April 2024

Shakespeare in Art: Henry Fuseli, Titania and Bottom, c. 1790, Tate Britain, London, UK. Literature

Shakespeare’s Plays in Art

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” And indeed wicked it is! From Macbeth to Romeo and Juliet, William...

Ruxi Rusu 8 April 2024

Expressionism

Helios Gómez: Romani Revolutionary

Romani artist Helios Gómez produced some of the most striking Spanish avant-garde graphics in the first half of the 20th century. However, he also...

Candy Bedworth 8 April 2024

Women Artists

Małgorzata Mirga-Tas: Romani Artist Re-Enchanting the Venice Biennale

In an astonishing first for Roma and Traveller people, a Romani artist has represented a national pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2022. Małgorzata...

Candy Bedworth 8 April 2024

Contemporary Art

Delaine Le Bas and Her Romani Embassy

Romani Embassy is a passionate performance piece by Delaine Le Bas, a British mixed media artist of Romani descent.

Candy Bedworth 8 April 2024

Contemporary Art

Fabrics of Power and Sensation: An Introduction to Basil Kincaid

Basil Kincaid (b. 1986) is an American contemporary artist. His multimedia work showcases the potential of repurposed materials while reflecting on...

Iolanda Munck 8 April 2024

Interview

Navigating the Complexities of Identity: Interview with Tomokazu Matsuyama

Tomokazu Matsuyama is a contemporary New York based Japanese artist who explores his bi-cultural upbringing through his unique artistic style. He...

Ania Kaczynska 8 April 2024

Beatriz Milhazes, Sonho Tropical, 2017, White Cube Gallery, London, UK. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Sonho Tropical by Beatriz Milhazes

Sonho Tropical is a visual feast of abstract art infused with the passion for a Brazilian landscape. Beatriz Milhazes fuses European modernity with...

James W Singer 7 April 2024

Surrealism

Let’s Celebrate 100 Years of Surrealism in Belgium!

Surrealism celebrates its 100th anniversary! Since February 21, 2024, two key art institutions in Brussels have offered unmissable exhibitions. Bozar...

Tommy Thiange 4 April 2024