#20th century

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece of the Week: Saturnino Herrán, Our Ancient Gods

Saturnino Herrán’s Our Ancient Gods is a masterful painting of Mexican Modernism from the early 20th century. It evokes the strength, dignity, and...

James W Singer 15 August 2021

Art History 101

Genres Explained: Still Life in Painting

Let’s explore the history of still life through a selection of 10 paintings corresponding to two key moments: the 17th century in the...

Soledad Castillo Jara 11 August 2021

Post-Impressionism

Fast and Yummy: All We Know About Cezanne’s Fruit

Paul Cezanne was widely misunderstood by his contemporaries. This shy man, who was a precursor of Cubism and Fauvism, loved to paint fruit (in art...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 August 2021

The Perfect Birthday Party for Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol would have turned 93 today and would probably have thrown a giant party, since his Factory attracted socialites, drag queens, drug...

Magda Michalska 6 August 2021

Theater & Cinema

Djibril Diop Mambéty – The Poet of African Cinema

“It is good for the future of cinema that Africa exists.” Born on January 23rd, 1945, in Colobane, a small town south-west of Dakar,...

Montaine Dumont 5 August 2021

What Was It Like in the Roaring Twenties in Art and Fashion?

The Roaring Twenties was a period during which many things changed – both socially and politically. The dramatic economic growth of the decade led...

Pola Otterstein 31 July 2021

South American Art

Modernism in Brazil: One Week That Has Changed It All

In 1922, the Semana de Arte Moderna (Modern Art Week) was held in Brazil. Marking the official beginning of Modernism in Brazil, the event lasted an...

Vithória Konzen Dill 29 July 2021

Fashion

Dressed in a Masterpiece: Sonia Delaunay and Her Wearable Art

Sonia Delaunay was a Ukrainian-born French artist and fashion designer, who spent most of her working life in Paris. Along with her husband, Robert...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 July 2021

Fashion

14 Famous “Vogue” Covers Created by Famous Artists

It won’t be a lie if I say that Vogue has been one of the most influential magazines in the world for at least a century. So it’s no...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 July 2021

Fashion

Madame Grès, The Sphinx of Fashion

During the 1930s, fashion was heavily influenced by ancient Greece. In the previous decades, there was an appreciation through patterns such as the...

Errika Gerakiti 26 July 2021

Women Artists

Barbara Hepworth: Sculptor of Archaic Wonders

Barbara Hepworth’s 1973 bronze-cast sculpture Conversation with Magic Stones is mythic, mysterious, and interactive. Barbara Hepworth, born in...

Guest Profile 24 July 2021

Abstract Expressionism

One Artist and One Motif: Julije Knifer and His Meander

When we think of a meander we usually think of a winding riverbed of Meander River in Asia Minor or an ancient decoration of broken lines that is...

Petra Dragasevic 24 July 2021