Fauvism

Piet Mondrian, The Gray Tree, 1912, Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Hague, Netherlands. Painting

5 Paintings by Piet Mondrian You Wouldn’t Believe Were His

Piet Mondrian, one of the founders of the Dutch modern movement De Stijl, is mostly known for his pure abstractions from the 1920s, reduced to lines,...

Zuzanna Stańska, Aniela Rybak 1 February 2024

Art Travels

Did You Know That Henri Matisse Went to Morocco?

The first things that come to one’s mind when one thinks of Henri Matisse are France, Fauvism, raw shapes, and colors. But never Morocco! Why not?...

Yahya Bensouda 1 January 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 30 November 2023

Painting

All Faces of František Kupka

From Symbolism, through Fauvism, Futurism, and Abstraction, František Kupka is a great example of an artist whose works reflect changes that...

Magda Michalska 26 October 2023

Art Travels

Travel in the Footsteps of Henri Matisse in Morocco

Until the advent of mass tourism, North Africa’s jewel, Morocco remained a relatively unknown world of sultans, spices and sparse deserts. A number...

Charlotte Stace 23 October 2023

Fauvism

Rik Wouters – Genius of Light and Color

Have you heard of Rik Wouters? He is Belgium’s best-known Fauvist, renowned for the stunning colors in his paintings. His works have often been...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 June 2022

Fauvism

Circus and Jazz of Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a French artist famous for his use of color. The Circus (below) is a color stencil piece from Matisse’s book...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 30 April 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Henri Matisse, Harmony in Red

Sergei Shchukin once said “If a picture gives you a psychological shock, buy it. It’s a good one.” And the Matisse painting I would like to...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 December 2021

Artist Stories

Henri Matisse’s Cut-Outs

Coping with the difficulties of old age and illness in the years following World War II, Matisse nonetheless produced some of the most vibrant and...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 December 2021

Fauvism

Why Was Matisse Obsessed with Goldfish?

Goldfish here, goldfish there, in a bowl, in a tank, on a table, by the window, goldfish everywhere. Having been looking at Henri Matisse’s...

Magda Michalska 29 December 2021

Women Artists

Jeanne Hébuterne: Not Only a Muse but an Artist in Her Own Right

This article is not about the tragic love story between Jeanne Hébuterne and Amedeo Modigliani (if you want to read about it, click here). This...

Magda Michalska 12 July 2019