#20th century

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Exploring John Singer Sargent’s Unknown Drawings

John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) is primarily known and celebrated for his massive virtuoso portraits of late 19th and early 20th-century American,...

Alexandra Kiely 12 January 2024

Quiz

QUIZ: Guess the Famous Masterpieces Remade by Fernando Botero

Szymon Jocek 11 January 2024

Contemporary Art

Sarah Lucas in 5 Works: British Humor and Sexual Innuendos

With her daring and thought-provoking works, Sarah Lucas challenges social norms and perceptions of gender, sexuality, and identity, earning a...

Carlotta Mazzoli 10 January 2024

Sculpture

Niki de Saint Phalle – An Extraordinary Sculptress

Niki de Saint Phalle was a French-American artist and the only woman within the Nouveau Réalisme group that included Arman, Christo, Yves Klein,...

Magda Michalska 10 January 2024

Women Artists

Barbara Hepworth: Sculptor of Archaic Wonders

Barbara Hepworth’s 1973 bronze-cast sculpture Conversation with Magic Stones is mythic, mysterious, and interactive. Hepworth (1903–1975) was an...

Guest Profile 10 January 2024

Emmy Lou Packard and Frida Kahlo Women Artists

The Art and Activism of Emmy Lou Packard

You’ve heard of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, but what about the American artist who worked alongside them for much of their careers? Emmy Lou...

Natalia Iacobelli 8 January 2024

Contemporary Art

Famous Musicians Who Paint: Making Music and Art

Creatively speaking, the term “art” can mean many things. Whether it is music, writing, painting, sculpting, or drawing, it is all under...

Rachel Witte 8 January 2024

Contemporary Art

Celebrities Who Are Little-Known for Their Painting Careers

They say that a creative mind will have its outlet in several areas of art. This explains Leonardo da Vinci’s gift in both painting and...

Merve Parla 8 January 2024

Expressionism

David Bowie: From Popstar to Neo-Expressionist Painter

Most people know David Bowie as a pop star and a performer, but did you know he had a secret talent? Not only did he embrace music and performing...

Michel Rutten 8 January 2024

Antoni, Gaudí, Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain, My Modern Met Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudí

Today’s modern construction techniques allow us to build huge structures in just a few months or years. For example, the Shard in London was built...

Joanna Kaszubowska 7 January 2024

Sydney Opera House, Ko Hon Chiu Vincent, Sydney Opera House, 2015. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Sydney Opera House

From opening its door in 1973 to being part of the UNESCO World Heritage and one of Australia’s most iconic symbols of the modern era, the Sydney...

Camilla de Laurentis 7 January 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright

There are many iconic buildings, and it feels like more and more are being called that by the hour. But the list is a lot shorter if we only consider...

Joanna Kaszubowska 7 January 2024