Expressionism

Expressionism

The Frieze of Life by Edvard Munch

By 1902, Edvard Munch’s life had seen a pattern of chaos within his professional life, his health, and his love life. While his life had become...

Wendy Gray 12 December 2023

Expressionism

Edvard Munch and His Portrayals of Death

“Illness, madness and death were the black angels that watched over my cradle and have since followed me through life,” Munch wrote in his notes,...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 December 2023

Expressionism

The Mysterious Street from Edvard Munch’s The Scream

The Scream by Edvard Munch is one of the most famous paintings in the world. It’s pretty obvious why – its expression and the way the pain and...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 December 2023

Vilho Lampi, Nocturne, 1930, oil on plywood, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Nocturne by Vilho Lampi

Vilho Lampi’s Nocturne is a masterpiece of Finnish Expressionism that explores the complex relationship between the artist and his...

James W Singer 23 November 2023

Expressionism

Paula Modersohn-Becker: The Unknown Expressionist

Some time ago, I came across a fascinating German Expressionist who was not part of the famous Die Brücke group. All the more, this painter was a...

Magda Michalska 2 November 2023

Theater & Cinema

The Scary Dr. Caligari: German Expressionism and Horror Movies

Expressionism is a movement with many branches. It inspired various artists and each one of them embraced it differently. Above all, it encouraged...

Errika Gerakiti 30 October 2023

Erotica

The Pornographic World of Egon Schiele’s Nudes (NSFW)

Egon Schiele’s nudes can challenge us and our preconceptions of the artistic tradition of the “nude”. He didn’t paint or draw idealized...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 October 2023

Women Artists

Käthe Kollwitz: Germany’s Greatest Female Artist

Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) was one of Germany’s greatest artists. She holds the distinction of being the only woman artist to make it into Ernst...

Chris Dobson 22 September 2023

WTF Art History

10 Times When Egon Schiele Mastered Hip Hop Hand Gestures

Art is a serious thing. But sometimes some associations once they pop up in your head just can’t disappear. I didn’t find any scientific evidence...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 August 2023

Animals

Franz Marc: The Painter Who Loved Horses

The German Expressionist movement had many faces. One of the most interesting ones was that of the painter Franz Marc. Marc looked to the natural...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 August 2023

Expressionism

The Dreaming Youths: A Children’s Book That Parents Would Hide From Their Kids

Like many other Oskar Kokoschka’s works, The Dreaming Youths met with mixed feelings from the public. In the end, it was meant to be a...

Magda Michalska 1 June 2023

Gabriele Münter, Portrait of Wassily Kandinsky. Composition VIII, 1923, Expressionism

5 Abstract Paintings by Wassily Kandinsky You Should Know

As a visual genius, Wassily Kandinsky revolutionized abstract art and pioneered some of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. His...

Ruxi Rusu 23 May 2023