Artist Stories

Photography

Black Is Beautiful: Kwame Brathwaite at the Skirball Center

Let’s play a game: pick up any magazine from a U.S. newsstand and count how many people of color are featured. Now try playing with a magazine from...

Guest Profile 15 June 2019

Artist Stories

It’s Not Always What It Seems: The Fabulous Inventions of Panamarenko

Panamarenko steals from science and uses it in his art. He has designed planes and submarines that at first sight are perfectly capable of...

Michel Rutten 12 June 2019

Women Artists

Erna Rosenstein. Surrealist in the Country Where Surrealism Didn’t Exist

Erna was born a Jew. This fact weighed on her whole life because Erna's family lived in Lviv, Ukraine and to complicate things even more, she turned...

Magda Michalska 31 May 2019

Artist Stories

People, Subways and Mystery – Early Rothko’s Paintings Will Surprise You

There is no doubt that when we think of Mark Rothko (1903 - 1970), we see his large, abstract canvases, which were representations of human...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 May 2019

Artist Stories

Josef Šíma: from Czech Republic to Paris

Josef Šíma was born in Jaromer, in today's Czech Republic in 1891, but he became a naturalized French citizen (he took the citizenship already in...

Magda Michalska 9 May 2019

Expressionism

Die Brücke’s Magician: Otto Mueller

Do we talk enough about Die Brücke? Its importance for the development of modern art is undoubted. But lost between various movements and -isms that...

Magda Michalska 3 May 2019

Artist Stories

William Strang: Portraitist, Printmaker, Scotsman

I used to live in Scotland and when I stumble upon a Scottish artist I'd had no idea about before, I really want to share their art with you. William...

Magda Michalska 27 April 2019

Artist Stories

A Song and a Prayer – Croatia’s Ivan Mestrovic

My favorite thing about Instagram is coming across new art and artists - scrolling and finding things that excite you and catch your eye. A page I...

Nadine Waldmann 23 April 2019

Artist Stories

Alec Soth’s American Landscapes, Global Interiors

Alec Soth is a contemporary American photographer who so far has specialized in capturing his native US. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he...

Magda Michalska 13 April 2019

Kandinsky’s Inspiration? Nature, Spirituality and Other Artists

Wassily Kandinsky: a lawyer turned painter, a painter turned lecturer, a green-fingered man for whom a house with garden was a curse (because instead...

Magda Michalska 11 April 2019

Women Artists

Kiki Smith’s Bodies as Instruments of Perception and Travel

It seems Kiki Smith didn't have much choice when deciding on who to become in the future because art just flows in her veins: her father Tony Smith...

Magda Michalska 6 April 2019

Women Artists

Huguette Caland’s Linear Eroticism

Some see her art as sexualized. I'd rather see Huguette Caland's linear eroticism, which shifts between abstraction and figuration, as an exploration...

Magda Michalska 26 March 2019