#20th century

Women Artists

Alla Horska. Die Hard

Ukrainian artist Alla Horska created dozens of amazing mosaics and paintings while actively fighting with the crimes of the Soviet authorities...

Nataliia Pecherska 2 May 2020

10 Blue Yves Klein Masterpieces You Must Know

On this day, April 28th in 1928, Yves Klein was born, a French artist and the leading member of the French artistic movement of Nouveau Réalisme.

Zuzanna Stańska 28 April 2020

Contemporary Art

Agostino Arrivabene – A Modern Alchemist

Agostino Arrivabene (born in 1967) is a visionary yet secluded Italian contemporary artist who continues to produce outstanding surrealist works from...

Caroline Galambosova 28 April 2020

Art History 101

How to Read Piet Mondrian

We can all recognize Mondrian's work in a second. Our eyes navigate through the lines jumping from color to color. His...

Celia Leiva Otto 27 April 2020

Surrealism

Gradiva: What Did Freud and the Surrealists See in Her?

A woman who walks. That's what Gradiva (the name of an anonymous woman from an antique bas-relief) means, as given by a fictional character from a...

Magda Michalska 27 April 2020

Women Artists

Augusta Savage: The Woman Who Defined 20th Century Sculpture

Harlem Renaissance - or, as its very pioneers called it, the New Negro Movement - familiarized the public with names now mainstream in the collective...

Anastasia Tsaleza 24 April 2020

Art State of Mind

The Art of Domesticity: Art Inspired by the Home

In times where we must spend more time at home than usual, we journey through art inspired by domestic life over the centuries. Édouard Vuillard,...

Yasmin Ozkan 23 April 2020

Women Artists

Gerda Taro. The Girl with the Leica

Have you ever heard of the photographer Gerda Taro? You may know her as Robert Capa's girlfriend and muse, and I'm sure you have heard of Capa at...

Arianna Richetti 22 April 2020

Artist

10 Facts You Need to Know About Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero is a Colombian figurative artist and sculptor. Once you see his art, you will never forget it. He depicts people and figures in...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 April 2020

Women Artists

Art in the Mail: Wisława Szymborska’s Cut-and-Paste Postcards

Wisława Szymborska (1923-2012) was a Nobel Prize-winning Polish poet, but she was also an occasional artist. Her main medium was quirky...

Alexandra Kiely 16 April 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Salvador Dalí, Madonna of Port Lligat

Salvador Dalí's The Madonna of Port Lligat depicts an image of Mary holding baby Jesus in her lap. However it has layers upon layers of meaning. For...

Isla Phillips 12 April 2020

Literature

Duchamp’s Pipe: A Chess Romance. The Marriage of Man and Mind

Allow me to begin this review of Celia Rabinovitch's Duchamp's Pipe: A Chess of Romance by stating, unequivocally, that I had no interest in chess...

Tony Heathfield 10 April 2020