#20th century

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Is La Joconde L.H.O.O.Q?

The Painting of the Week, La Joconde, is all about codes, reversals, play with conventions and provocation. In other words, it's an epitome of Dada...

Magda Michalska 20 October 2019

Women Artists

Magdalena Rădulescu – a Romanian Woman Painter

Magdalena Rădulescu (1902- 1983) is a singular phenomenon among the Romanian and European painters. Her work (she had an artistic career spanning...

Guest Profile 18 October 2019

Theater & Cinema

Filmmaking is like Painting – Andrzej Wajda as a Painter

Ladies and Gentlemen, and now I will speak in Polish... - the famous words Polish director Andrzej Wajda (1926-2016) said while receiving an honorary...

Judyta Dąbrowska 17 October 2019

Sculpture

Demystifying Cycladic Figurines

Cycladic figurines have a mythical aura. Their gleaming abstract forms speak of timeless beauty. But what actually are they? Why do they look like a...

Isla Phillips 9 October 2019

Dance

100 Years of Bauhaus. It’s Dance Time: The Triadic Ballet

2019 celebrates 100 years of Bauhaus. Widely known for their iconic design and contributions to the art world, Bauhaus concepts also extended into...

Nadine Waldmann 5 October 2019

Artist Stories

Beatles and Biennales – the Life and Times of Robyn Denny

In a grim and conservative post-war Britain, Robyn Denny burst onto the art scene like a Holi festival colour bomb. He arrived at art school in...

Candy Bedworth 3 October 2019

Abstract Expressionism

Joseph Beuys at BASTIAN Gallery

Joseph Beuys (1921 - 1986), currently on display at BASTIAN gallery, was a controversial German artist, whose work regularly caused public debate.

Isla Phillips 1 October 2019

Art State of Mind

The Anti-Painting of Joan Miró

Joan Miró is an artist very difficult to categorize. In general, he is considered to be a surrealist. However, his works show a great diversity that...

Errika Gerakiti 28 September 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Stanley Spencer, View from Cookham Bridge

Stanley Spencer described the village of Cookham, as a ‘village in heaven’. In his unique paintings Spencer often intertwined Cookham with his...

Hannah Demaine 22 September 2019

Art State of Mind

Passing Time with Klee: Demonstrating Temporality in Visual Art

Paul Klee was a “musical” painter, not least because he chose the violin and bow before brush and easel. Klee’s father was a music teacher...

Craig Wakerley 19 September 2019

Women Artists

Tina Modotti. A Woman of Her Time

Tina Modotti is a photographer whose path parallels the great moments of 20th-century history. Her way of making art is a testimony to the world...

Maia Heguiaphal 18 September 2019

Museum Stories

Make Everywhere Our New York: Keith Haring Exhibition to Inspire Liverpool Millennials

Why do Keith Haring’s works still matter in 2019? With Brexit approaching the deadline, Tate Liverpool welcomes the first major exhibition in the...

Guest Profile 17 September 2019