#20th century

Expressionism

The Amazing Midnight Sun in Paintings: Edvard Munch’s Summer Nights

Edvard Munch was fascinated by the Norwegian summer light which evokes both tranquillity and anxiety, two feelings that Munch tried to capture in his...

Magda Michalska 19 July 2022

Review

Stéphane Mandelbaum Exhibition in Frankfurt

Until October 30, 2022, the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt is hosting an exhibition dedicated to Stéphane Mandelbaum (1961–1986). During...

Tommy Thiange 18 July 2022

Women Artists

Mary Blair: The Modern Artist Behind Walt Disney’s Magic

Inside the Wallace Collection’s magical exhibition, Inspiring Walt Disney, is an entire wall of intricate, hand-drawn illustrations from the 1950...

Guest Profile 18 July 2022

Philip Guston, Riding Around, 1969, Private collection. Review

Philip Guston Now – A Controversial Exhibition

In May 2022 the long-awaited exhibition on Philip Guston titled Philip Guston Now finally opened at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The show was...

Jimena Escoto 18 July 2022

Expressionism

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 crowds of the Weimar Republic right up to her...

Kelly Hill 18 July 2022

Art State of Mind

Modern Art Inspired Tattoos

I’m used to more figurative tattoos inspired by classical masterpieces. Have you ever thought about an abstract tattoo though? Here are some...

Joanna Kaszubowska 17 July 2022

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...

Guest Profile 14 July 2022

Florine Stettheimer, Spring Sale at Bendel's cover Women Artists

The Charming, Witty, Surprisingly Modern Art of Florine Stettheimer

American modernist Florine Stettheimer (1871–1944) created a joyful, Rococo-inspired aesthetic that was all her own. She depicted scenes of life...

Alexandra Kiely 11 July 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Tamara de Lempicka’s Autoportrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti)

Heralded as one of the greatest Polish artists of all time, Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) painted the aristocracy in France and the United States in...

Isabella Hill 11 July 2022

Contemporary Art

Leon Golub and the Fact of Brutality

Leon Golub (1922-2004) was a history painter, even in his portraits. It has been claimed that in the 20th century, history painting became an otiose...

Guest Profile 11 July 2022

Artist Stories

The Bugatti Brothers: A Story About Cars and Cows

Nowadays Bugatti is a legendary company in the field of automobile technology. However, few people know the history of the man behind the trademark,...

Camilla de Laurentis 11 July 2022

Painting

Explore the Unknown World of Klimt’s Landscapes

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

Alexandra Kiely 10 July 2022