#20th century

Artist Stories

A Queer World in Konstantin Somov’s Artworks

Konstantin Somov (1869-1939) was a Russian painter, co-founder of the artistic movement Mir Iskusstva and well known for his watercolors...

Kateryna Martynova 22 June 2020

Art History 101

Everything You Need to Know About Primitivism

Primitivism was a facet of Modern art inspired by the works of untrained artists in non-industrialized societies, namely tribal Africa and Oceania.

Alexandra Kiely 10 June 2020

European Art

Goodbye to Christo

Christo, I hope you will be wrapping up heavens. Below we’re sharing a survey of Christo’s works to remember how many groundbreaking...

Magda Michalska 6 June 2020

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 5 June 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Robert Delaunay, The Red Tower

When people speak of Paris, images of Notre-Dame, Arc de Triomphe, and Musée du Louvre flash into the imagination. And for good reason, as they are...

James W Singer 31 May 2020

Vincent van Gogh Copying Other Artists

Vincent van Gogh is famous nowadays for two things. Firstly, his unstoppable creativity - he produced 2,100 artworks in just over a decade. And,...

Anastasia Manioudaki 27 May 2020

Art State of Mind

Empty Paintings of Quarantine

We’ve all heard of the personalities who made history during quarantine: William Shakespeare wrote King Lear while in quarantine, Isaac Newton...

Guest Profile 20 May 2020

Artist Stories

Middle Earth and Beyond in Art: Tolkien’s Illustrations

J.R.R. Tolkien's written works have influenced many around the globe. However, perhaps less known than his books are his illustrations that he began...

Rachel Witte 19 May 2020

Museum Stories

Are people on Respirators Really Thinking About Rembrandt? – Jim Dine on His Show at Galerie Templon, Personal Histories and the Role of Art in Crisis (or Not)

As Galerie Templon wrap up a retrospective exhibition of his iconic prints, we interview Jim Dine. Jim Dine has occupied an individual position...

Yasmin Ozkan 19 May 2020

Theater & Cinema

The Scary Dr. Caligari: German Expressionism and Horror Movies

Expressionism is a movement with many branches. It inspired many different artists and each one of them embraced it differently. Above all, it...

Errika Gerakiti 15 May 2020

Women Artists

Anita Berber: Femme Fatale of the Weimar Republic

Born on 10 June, 1899 in Dresden Germany, Anita Berber shocked and entertained the cabaret and bourgeois crowd of the Weimar Republic right up to her...

Kelly Hill 14 May 2020

Music

When the Arts Meet: Art Inspired Album Covers

If music is the soul of an album then the art on the cover must be its body. The choice of artwork for an album cover is an important one because at...

Anastasia Manioudaki 11 May 2020