#20th century

Artist Stories

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: With Love through Art

If two people are born on precisely the same day, they must be destined to meet. He was Bulgarian, she was French. They met when he was called in to...

Magda Michalska 21 September 2021

Art State of Mind

Dive into the World of Fairy Tales with Čiurlionis

Wouldn’t it be nice to immerse yourself in a fairy tale: hike among the heroes, fight monsters, visit enchanted lands? It would be a nice break...

Guest Profile 13 September 2021

Artist Stories

Living in the Shadow – Marie and Peder Severin Krøyer

Marie and Peder Severin Krøyer were a 19th and early 20th century couple, and, while their marriage and lives were far from ideal, history has...

Pola Otterstein 8 September 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Sea Watchers by Edward Hopper

The time has come for young children to trade in play clothes for school clothes, tugging parents along in the quest for a routine. Meanwhile, all...

Abreeza Thomas 5 September 2021

Art History 101

All You Need to Know About Color Field Painting

Ready for a rollercoaster ride through the world of color field painting? Strap yourself in, it’s going to be a long and wild ride! This...

Candy Bedworth 4 September 2021

Japanese art

Japonisme: Western Fever for Japanese Art and Culture

During the mid 19th and 20th centuries, Western art saw the birth of Japonisme. The term was coined by Philippe Burty in 1872 and it refers to the...

Jimena Escoto 27 August 2021

Women Artists

Mastering Details: Heads and Hands in Käthe Kollwitz’s Art

The focus of Käthe Kollwitz’s art is the human being. Above all, a compassionate, humane outlook is characteristic of her approach. She was mainly...

Petra Dragasevic 25 August 2021

Japanese art

An Important Concept: Shadows in Japanese Culture

Jun’ichirō Tanizaki (1886-1965) was an important Japanese writer, mainly during the Shōwa period. One of the author’s most important...

Luciana Craciun 24 August 2021

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 21 August 2021

Erotica

Scandalous World of Hans Bellmer: Dolls, Ropes, and Erotic Photography

“I am human, and I think nothing human is alien to me”, said Terence, Roman playwright sometime in the 2nd century BCE. I think that art...

Magda Michalska 18 August 2021

Photography

The Shadow of the Wind: Francesc Català-Roca and His Neorealist Catalonia

He was one of the finest photographers of the 20th century, yet not many know his name. He captured the reality of the post-war era in a minimalist,...

Magda Michalska 17 August 2021

20th century

Still Lifes Too Vivid to Be Real – Imagined Realism in Luigi Lucioni’s Art

For some people, realism is defined by painting what they see. For Luigi Lucioni, it meant painting what he thought was there. Luigi Lucioni’s...

Anthony de Feo 15 August 2021