Artist Stories

Mykola Pymonenko. Left: Mykola Pymonenko, Self-portrait, 1886, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine. Right: Mykola Pymonenko, Wedding, 1908. Ukraine Special

Mykola Pymonenko: An Idyllic View of Ukraine

Mykola Pymonenko (1862-1912) was a Ukrainian Realist painter. He spent almost his entire life in Kyiv and dedicated his career to painting genre...

Jimena Escoto 28 March 2022

Women Artists

Käthe Kollwitz: Germany’s Greatest Female Artist

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

Chris Dobson 28 March 2022

Women Artists

Tina Modotti: Photographer Made Revolutionary

Her biography is a ready-made storyline for a movie (Hollywood, do you hear me?). In the end, how many of us are poor workers who make an acting...

Magda Michalska 27 March 2022

Photography

The Queen of Neoclassical Photography: Nelly

For many, photography is merely a sophisticated way of immortalizing the current and carrying that frozen moment – which is impossible to recreate...

Erol Degirmenci 27 March 2022

Ukraine, Modernism, Fedir Krychevsky, Life Triptych: Family, 1927 Ukraine Special

Fedir Krychevsky – Ukrainian Modernist Painter

Fedir Krychevsky lovingly recorded the culture of his homeland and was one of the most influential Modernist Ukrainian painters.

Candy Bedworth 25 March 2022

Women Artists

Paula Rego and Other Strong Women

A couple of years ago, I wrote a very short article about Paula Rego’s fairytale-like works. Yet, only recently I have found out that we were...

Magda Michalska 25 March 2022

Women Artists

Yayoi Kusama and Her World of Polka Dots

Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist and writer, born in 1929. Well-known for her repeating dot patterns, her art encompasses an astonishing variety of...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 March 2022

Women Artists

The Dialog Between Yayoi Kusama and Georgia O’Keeffe

Article presenting the relationship Yayoi Kusama and Georgia O'Keeffe developed during their career.

Amélie Pascutto 22 March 2022

Spellbound by Marcel cover Review

Spellbound by Marcel, But Not Really About Him

Ruth Branden’s Spellbound by Marcel: Duchamp, Love, and Art (New York: Pegasus Books, Ltd., 2022) is a new book about the New York City-based...

Alexandra Kiely 21 March 2022

Women Artists

Julia Morgan, America’s First Successful Female Architect

America’s first successful female architect, Julia Morgan ran her own architectural firm for almost half a century. Although best known as the...

Alexandra Kiely 19 March 2022

Interview

My Great-Grandmother Tamara de Lempicka: An Interview with Marisa de Lempicka

You may not know her name but you surely know her works. Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) is the icon of a modern woman, the epitome of Art Deco. She...

Lauren Kraut 18 March 2022

Artist Stories

10 Things You Must Know About Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka was many things: a successful artist, a society darling, an expat. She knew how to create interest in herself and capitalize on...

Joanna Kaszubowska 18 March 2022