#20th century

Women Artists

Alice Neel: The Story of Defying Convention

Today, Alice Neel is considered one of the greatest portrait painters of the 20th century. As she usually painted her friends, family, neighbors, and...

Gokce Dyson 1 August 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Portrait of Virginia Woolf by Vanessa Bell

Rebellious, creative and productive. Three of the so many adjectives to depict the two very intelligent artists sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia...

Merve Parla 1 August 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: 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 31 July 2022

European Art

The Art Waves of Cornwall: St Ives School

Just before the outbreak of World War II, a small town in Cornwall, UK, became a haven for British artists. Built of granite and surrounded on three...

Magda Michalska 30 July 2022

Cubism

How Cubism Changed During the 20th Century

Art changed a lot during the start of the 20th century. World War I affected this transition and changed the process as many artists tried to express...

Emre Kagitci 30 July 2022

Women Artists

Alexandra Exter: Multi-Talented Cubo-Futurist in Paris

Alexandra Exter was a painter and designer of the Russian and Ukrainian avant-garde. Her work isn’t limited to just one genre or movement. She...

Errika Gerakiti 30 July 2022

Art History 101

War, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing! Protest Art Story (+18)

Protest art, especially around war, has a rich global history, in visual art, installation art, in music and in literature. German philosopher Adorno...

Candy Bedworth 28 July 2022

Impressionism

Matilda Browne – Female Impressionist

Matilda Browne (1869–1947) was a successful artist painting in the Impressionist style in the early 20th century, but unfortunately, only a few...

Alexandra Kiely 28 July 2022

Impressionism

Fanny Brate: An Everyday Painter You Need to Know

Fanny Brate was born in Stockholm in 1861. Showing great potential from a young age, she started taking drawing and painting classes when she was...

Gokce Dyson 28 July 2022

Abstract Expressionism

Lee Krasner and the Art of Starting Over

Lee Krasner’s name has become much more widely known in recent years, but unfortunately, she is often referred to as the wife of Jackson Pollock.

Candy Bedworth 27 July 2022

Abstract Expressionism

Remembering Alma Thomas

Abstract Expressionism was a movement dominated by male artists. Painters such as Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning have held center...

Heather Johnson 27 July 2022

Abstract Expressionism

Mark Rothko’s Recipe for a Work of Art

Mark Rothko, one of the most famous postwar American artists is now generally identified as an Abstract Expressionist and his art is exquisite. Who...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 July 2022