#20th century

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Vincent van Gogh, Irises

One year before his death on March 30th 1890, Vincent van Gogh chose to enter Saint Paul de Mausole, an asylum in Saint-Rémy, originally a 12th...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 March 2019

Museum Stories

Artista Bambino at Fondazione Ragghianti in Lucca

Inside the walls of Lucca, a small medieval town in the heart of Tuscany, childhood awakens memory and inspires creation in an exhibition inspired by...

Maria Frazzoni 29 March 2019

Artist Stories

Kyffin’s Women

Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) is widely regarded as the defining artist of Wales during the 20th century. His paintings have become part of the...

Candy Bedworth 15 March 2019

Women Artists

Lee Miller – Photographing the Extremes

Lee Miller (1907-1977) was a model, a fashion photographer, a war photographer, a muse and a gourmet cook. She lived the life to the fullest with all...

Joanna Kaszubowska 12 March 2019

Women Artists

Celia Paul and Her Art in the Shadow of Lucian Freud

I arrived to Celia Paul via Lucian Freud's portraits. In one of them her face is difficult to define: is it an expression of pain and distress, or is...

Magda Michalska 23 February 2019

Love Story

Summer Interior and Edward Hopper’s Women – Learning the Ropes of Romance

Summer Interior: A solitary woman at the centre of an unknown crisis. Edward Hopper's women appear frequently within his artwork. Most notably...

Tony Heathfield 13 February 2019

Artist Stories

Dick Ket: The Artist with Drumstick Fingers

The extraordinary self-portraits by Dick Ket, many of which are unknown to the world, quietly invite their viewers into a silent life spent in a...

Maria Frazzoni 12 February 2019

Women Artists

Making Meaning: Charlotte Salomon Painting Her Childhood

The artist Charlotte Salomon was tragically killed in the gas chamber at Auschwitz at the age of 26, whilst 5 months pregnant. She left behind two...

Candy Bedworth 9 February 2019

Dine & Wine

Intersection of Coffee and Creating: Coffee Shops and Their Purpose

The actual art of coffee making has steadily been growing for years. We have surpassed and moved past instant coffee, on to specialty coffee shops...

Rachel Witte 5 February 2019

Museum Stories

Margherita Sarfatti at Museo del Novecento in Milan

Margherita Sarfatti: Segni, colori e luci in Museo del Novecento in Milan is an exhibition devoted to the life of one of the most influential female...

Maria Frazzoni 4 February 2019

Cubism

Aristarkh Lentulov’s Cubist Russia

Recently I showed you views of typical wintery Russia by Korovin, which you can see here. Today we'll see instead something out-of-ordinary. Although...

Magda Michalska 2 February 2019

Bauhaus Turns 100! Yahoo! This is your celebration!

As one of my fav bands Kool&The Gang sings in their hit Celebration, I want to "celebrate good times" of Bauhaus in "a celebration to last...

Magda Michalska 25 January 2019