#20th century

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

Kandinsky’s Inspiration? Nature, Spirituality and Other Artists

Wassily Kandinsky: a lawyer turned painter, a painter turned lecturer, a green-fingered man for whom a house with garden was a curse (because instead...

Magda Michalska 11 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

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