#20th century

Women Artists

Leonor Fini: I’m Not A Muse, I’m An Artist

Leonor Fini didn't agree with Andre Breton about the role of women in art: the father of Surrealism saw women solely as muses inspiring male genius,...

Magda Michalska 24 January 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Paul Cézanne, The Bathers

When little Paul was born on 19th January 1839 nobody could expect that he will revolutionize painting with developing a unique style and influence a...

Kate Wojtczak 20 January 2019

Design

Memphis Is Not in Fact a City but a Design Group

Heard of Memphis? And I do not mean here the city in Tennessee or the ancient capital in Egypt, but an international group of designers and...

Magda Michalska 18 January 2019

Artist Stories

Wyndham Lewis’ Portraits

Wyndham Lewis was a man who had ambitions to be great in art and literature. As a writer, he was widely attacked because of his extreme social and...

Maria Frazzoni 15 January 2019

Erotica

Rape? What Rape? Artworks Everyone Should See

In October 2017, #MeToo movement was founded, with the hashtag spreading virally and women all over the world sharing their stories of experience of...

Magda Michalska 7 January 2019

Post-Impressionism

Vincent van Gogh’s Last Painting?

In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh painted one of his best-known artworks, Wheatfield with Crows. The painting is on display in The Van Gogh Museum,...

Heather Johnson 12 December 2018

Expressionism

The Dreaming Youths: A Children’s Book That Parents Would Hide From Their Kids

As many other Oskar Kokoschka's works, also this one met with mixed feelings from the public. In the end, it was meant to be a children's...

Magda Michalska 5 December 2018

Wayne Thiebaud’s Sweet Paintings and Sharon Core’s Take on Them

For centuries we have seen artists copying others' work in order to learn how to draw correctly or to find out what style they want to follow. But...

Helena Pereira 10 October 2018

Alexander Calder’s The Eagle in Seattle

American sculptor, Alexander Calder, most famous for his kinetic moving, suspended mobile sculptures, also created a number of massive stationary...

Nadine Waldmann 25 September 2018

Arman And Six Works You Need to Know

In a world where everything seems even more disposable as the days go by, it is interesting to look to what was consumed and thrown away in the 20th...

Helena Pereira 30 August 2018

Expressionism

You Give Me Fever: Egon Schiele’s Orange Obsession

I'm sure that our dedicated readers and Instagram followers have already realized that recently we feature Egon Schiele and the Viennese Leopold...

Magda Michalska 25 August 2018

Pop art

Michelangelo, A New Pop Icon

We've seen photographs of presidents, spiritual leaders, actors, celebrities, or models all turned into Pop Art pieces, so in other words into works...

Magda Michalska 17 August 2018