#20th century

Museum Stories

How British was Van Gogh?

The exhibition Van Gogh and Britain at the Tate Britain brings together over 50 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain...

Joanna Kaszubowska 1 June 2019

Women Artists

Erna Rosenstein. Surrealist in the Country Where Surrealism Didn’t Exist

Erna was born a Jew. This fact weighed on her whole life because Erna's family lived in Lviv, Ukraine and to complicate things even more, she turned...

Magda Michalska 31 May 2019

Abstract Expressionism

All Faces of František Kupka

First time I came across František Kupka's work was in the Centre Pompidou and I thought: "Wow, he was such an interesting guy and I never heard...

Magda Michalska 27 May 2019

Museum Stories

Edvard Munch: Love and Angst in British Museum

“We do not want pretty pictures to be hung on drawing-room walls. We want... an art that arrests and engages. An art of one’s innermost heart.”...

Joanna Kaszubowska 23 May 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Simpatía (La Rabia del gato), Remedios Varo

Our painting of the week is Simpatía (La Rabia del gato) which is soon going to be auctioned at Christie’s. It's a huge treat for all art...

Alicja Gluszek 19 May 2019

Artist Stories

Josef Šíma: from Czech Republic to Paris

Josef Šíma was born in Jaromer, in today's Czech Republic in 1891, but he became a naturalized French citizen (he took the citizenship already in...

Magda Michalska 9 May 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Street, Dresden

The swirling crowds and electric lights of the modern city. This is the subject of today's painting of the week, created by one of the greatest...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 May 2019

Expressionism

Die Brücke’s Magician: Otto Mueller

Do we talk enough about Die Brücke? Its importance for the development of modern art is undoubted. But lost between various movements and -isms that...

Magda Michalska 3 May 2019

Art State of Mind

6 Rooms from Famous Paintings Brought to Real Life

Paintings of historical interiors are fascinating hybrid images - midway between the work of a great artist’s imagination and a document of the...

Kate Wojtczak 29 April 2019

Women Artists

Made for Reflection: Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden

Let’s take a look at one of the most interesting works in Yayoi Kusama’s career. Was it commercial or high art? A performance or an...

Noa Weisberg 17 April 2019

Finding the Poetry in Joan Miró: Birth of the World

Three paragraphs. The Museum of Modern Art in New York City introduces the exhibition Joan Miró: Birth of the World, with three paragraphs. The...

Howard Schwartz 10 April 2019

Women Artists

Kiki Smith’s Bodies as Instruments of Perception and Travel

It seems Kiki Smith didn't have much choice when deciding on who to become in the future because art just flows in her veins: her father Tony Smith...

Magda Michalska 6 April 2019