#20th century

Love Story

Lovebirds and Life Partners – Famous Artist Couples

Al Green famously sang “Let’s Stay Together” but artists are notorious for tempestuous relationships that often end badly. But hey, let’s...

Candy Bedworth 12 February 2024

Art History 101

Arte Povera: Aesthetics of the Ordinary

In memory of the world-famous Italian art critic Germano Celant, who himself in 1967 invented the term Arte Povera, translated as “Poor Art”, we...

Caroline Galambosova 12 February 2024

Painting

Maiden or Boy? Androgyny and Misogyny in Symbolist Art

As the 19th century barreled towards the 20th, a profound reevaluation of established gender roles manifested in the confluence of burgeoning...

Martha Teverson 8 February 2024

Bizarre

Miyatake Gaikotsu and His Puzzling Postcards

At the beginning of the 20th century, when Japan started embracing the West and rapid industrialization of almost all aspects of life, Miyatake...

Magda Michalska 7 February 2024

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 7 February 2024

History

Republic of Austria v. Altmann – Klimt Goes to Court!

Adele Bloch-Bauer was a wealthy socialite from Austria. One day, her husband asked Gustav Klimt to paint her portrait as an anniversary gift. But...

Ruxi Rusu 6 February 2024

Art Nouveau

Explore the Unknown World of Klimt’s Landscapes

When you think of Gustav Klimt, what is the first thing that comes to mind? If you are like most people, you probably thought of his portraits. You...

Alexandra Kiely 6 February 2024

the kiss, gustav klimt Art Nouveau

Gustav Klimt in the Spotlight: Famous Masterpieces

Have you ever looked upon Gustav Klimt’s portrait of The Lady in Gold and wondered why she was so worshipped? What made the artist immortalize her...

Guest Profile 6 February 2024

Women Artists

Where is Ana Mendieta? The Unresolved Mystery

“Where is Ana Mendieta?” was shouted in 1992 by over 500 protesters in front of the newly-opened Guggenheim Museum site in SoHo, New York. (The...

Magda Michalska 5 February 2024

Masterpiece Stories

The Story of Girl at Mirror by Norman Rockwell

Do you know the Snow White fairytale? Girl at Mirror by Norman Rockwell would certainly be a contestant to Snow White’s wicked stepmother as she...

Rute Ferreira 3 February 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Freedom from Want by Norman Rockwell

In today’s Masterpiece Story, we are featuring Freedom from Want, created by American painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell. It captures the...

Coleman Richards 3 February 2024

Interview

The Story of Norman Rockwell’s Forgotten Model

Much has been written about Norman Rockwell’s neighbors who posed as models for his illustrations and Saturday Evening Post covers. Now 89, but...

Guest Profile 3 February 2024