#20th century

A painting showing four isolated individuals sitting in a diner on a deserted street corner in the late hours. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Nighthawks by Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper was one of America’s most celebrated artists, renowned for delving into themes of loneliness and isolation in both urban and...

Nikolina Konjevod 13 June 2024

Artist Stories

Suzanne Valadon: Artist (and Muse) of Montmartre

Suzanne Valadon began her artistic journey as a model, unable to afford professional painting classes. Observing and learning from the renowned...

Magda Michalska 12 June 2024

Artist Stories

Frida Kahlo: The Suffering Behind Her Paintings

The image of Frida Kahlo has become very popular in our society: we can find her face or artworks on colorful and bright t-shirts, earrings, cups,...

Arianna Richetti 11 June 2024

WTF Art History

Blood in (and as) Art

One of the first known expressions of human creativity, the Lascaux cave paintings, were created with blood, a material that has remained significant...

Kaena Daeppen 10 June 2024

Artist Stories

Henri Rivière: Parisian Master Printmaker

Henri Rivière was a painter, printmaker, and designer. He had a unique aesthetic that combined an Impressionist sensibility, Japanese printmaking...

Louisa Mahoney 6 June 2024

Fashion

14 Famous Vogue Covers Created by Famous Artists

It won’t be a lie if I say that Vogue has been one of the most influential magazines in the world for at least a century. So it’s no surprise...

Zuzanna Stańska, Nicole Ganbold 6 June 2024

Post-Impressionism

Paul Cézanne and the Card Players

Paul Cézanne painted the theme of Card Players five times. Why is it so important? Critics consider the series to be a cornerstone of...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 June 2024

cézanne portraits Art History 101

5 Portraits by Paul Cézanne You Have Probably Never Seen Before

Paul Cézanne is mostly associated with still-lifes. Characteristic square apples and oranges laid on the tables with kicked perspective are...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 June 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Chateau Noir by Paul Cézanne

Chateau Noir is one of several paintings Paul Cézanne made of a Neo-Gothic castle in his hometown, Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. Chateau...

Alexandra Kiely 5 June 2024

Dine & Wine

Fast and Yummy: All We Know About Cézanne’s Fruits

Paul Cézanne was widely misunderstood by his contemporaries. This shy man, who was a precursor of Cubism and Fauvism, loved to paint fruit (in art...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 June 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Sympathy by Remedios Varo

Sympathy is a fascinating painting by Catalan artist Remedios Varo. It presents a lady with a cat in a most unusual and Surrealist situation. You...

Alicja Gluszek 4 June 2024

Nan Goldin, Self-portrait with eyes turned inward, Boston, 1989. © Nan Goldin. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Review

This Will Not End Well by Nan Goldin: The International Tour

In her latest solo exhibition, American photographer Nan Goldin immerses viewers in the intimate highs and lows of the human experience—not as...

Emily Snow 3 June 2024