#20th century

South American Art

The Largest Mural on Earth

Early Fall, for students around the world, means one thing: back to school, back to writing papers, and exam preparations. For students of the...

Alicja Gluszek 16 September 2019

Contemporary Art

TAKIS: the Greek Genius that Altered the Course of Post-war Sculpture

After Takis' passing away on 9 August 2019, and with his largest exhibition yet in the UK at Tate, it is important to know about the great Greek...

Errika Gerakiti 15 August 2019

South American Art

Beautiful and Beach-Ready: Botero at Home

Botero's works are probably among the most recognisable in art history. It is enough to look once at one of his plump, "voluminous" characters and...

Anthony Royer 13 August 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: David Hockney, A Bigger Splash

David Hockney is one of Britain's most well known and influential artists. His iconic style is instantly recognisable. As you hunch over your work,...

Candy Bedworth 4 August 2019

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