#20th century

Photography

Moving to Abstraction: Andreas Gursky’s Rhine

Andreas Gursky’s Rhine is an interesting piece that tells the transformation of a real-life picture into an abstract work of art. The move towards...

Michel Rutten 26 July 2019

Women Artists

Jeanne Hébuterne. Not Only a Muse but an Artist in Her Own Right

This post is not going to be about the tragic love story between Jeanne and Amedeo Modigliani (who wants to read about it, click here). This post is...

Magda Michalska 12 July 2019

Take a Trip with Rosemary Ellis

As we head into summer holiday season, let’s take a look back at the gorgeous travel posters designed by British artist Rosemary Ellis. One of the...

Candy Bedworth 11 July 2019

Women Artists

The Surrealistic World of Dora Maar

The name Dora Maar (1907 - 1997) reminds most people of Picasso. But as well as being his muse and lover, she was also an ambitious and progressive...

Michel Rutten 9 July 2019

Art History 101

Art Afterpieces. How Internet Didn’t Come up with Anything New

Playing with the greatest masterpieces by adding to them contemporary elements, like inserting a smartphone into a hand of a Pre-Raphaelite lady,...

Magda Michalska 3 July 2019

Museum Stories

Roy Lichtenstein Multiple Visions at MUDEC

"Everyone knows me for comics and dots" Lichtenstein once said to Gianni Mercurio, the curator of Roy Lichtenstein Multiple Visions. For sure Roy...

Maria Frazzoni 24 June 2019

Museum Stories

The Beginning of a New World at Kröller-Müller Museum

The Beginning of a new World: The Development of Modern Sculpture is the newest exhibition at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands. It...

Nadine Waldmann 20 June 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Eduardo Paolozzi, I was a Rich Man’s Plaything

Eduardo Paolozzi's 1947 collage I was a Rich Man's Plaything, which can be seen in the Tate Modern in London, was one of the first works of Pop Art...

Chris Dobson 16 June 2019

Photography

Black Is Beautiful: Kwame Brathwaite at the Skirball Center

Let’s play a game: pick up any magazine from a U.S. newsstand and count how many people of color are featured. Now try playing with a magazine from...

Guest Profile 15 June 2019

Women Artists

Tarsila do Amaral: Joy Is the Decisive Test

Tarsila do Amaral left behind 230 paintings, five sculptures, and hundreds of drawings, prints and murals. She led Brazilian art into modernism. In...

Alicja Gluszek 14 June 2019

Artist Stories

It’s Not Always What It Seems: The Fabulous Inventions of Panamarenko

Panamarenko steals from science and uses it in his art. He has designed planes and submarines that at first sight are perfectly capable of...

Michel Rutten 12 June 2019

Asian Art

A Feeling of Nostalgia: Art by Fu Wenjun

For centuries, China was one of the greatest and wealthiest civilizations, and perhaps it is now returning to its historical position. Artist Fu...

Roma Piotrowska 8 June 2019