#20th century

Video

Watch Francis Bacon Speak About His Art

Francis Bacon was an Irish-born British figurative painter famous for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged, and raw imagery. He is best known for...

Zuzanna Stańska 17 June 2022

Artist Stories

A Strange Story About Andy Warhol and Plastic Surgeries

Andy Warhol’s love affair with plastic surgery is no secret. He was known for having said: “I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood.

Zuzanna Stańska 17 June 2022

Erotica

Tom of Finland: The Art of Strong Gay Masculinity

Meet Tom of Finland, the artist that inspired the looks of Freddie Mercury and the Village People. He was friends with Robert Mapplethorpe, and Andy...

Joanna Kaszubowska 17 June 2022

Theater & Cinema

The Art of Polish Film Posters

The emergence of the poster as a fresh, creative medium was a timely episode in an unfolding age of consumer expendability. In an era of conveyor...

Jon Kelly 16 June 2022

Expressionism

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner – Tension of the Modern Times

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was one of the most prominent painters of German Expressionism. Even more than that, he was one of the founders of Die Brücke!...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 June 2022

Expressionism

Paula Modersohn-Becker: The Unknown Expressionist

Some time ago, I came across a fascinating German Expressionist who was not part of the famous Die Brücke group. All the more, this painter was a...

Magda Michalska 15 June 2022

Art History 101

Expressionism 101: All You Need to Know

Expressionism developed the ideas of Post-Impressionism and became another prominent trend in the history of art. Some of its most remarkable...

Nataliia Pecherska 15 June 2022

Expressionism

August Macke: Short and Colorful Life of a Promising Artist

August Macke was only 27 years old when he died in Champagne, France, on September 26, 1914. He was one of the many who fell fighting for their...

Gokce Dyson 15 June 2022

Theater & Cinema

The Scary Dr. Caligari: German Expressionism and Horror Movies

Expressionism is a movement with many branches. It inspired various artists and each one of them embraced it differently. Above all, it encouraged...

Errika Gerakiti 15 June 2022

Women Artists

Käthe Kollwitz: Germany’s Greatest Female Artist

Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) was one of Germany’s greatest artists and she holds the distinction of being the only woman artist to make it into...

Chris Dobson 13 June 2022

Artist Stories

10 Things You Must Know About Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka was many things: a successful artist, a society darling, and an expat. She knew how to create interest in herself and capitalize...

Joanna Kaszubowska 13 June 2022

Artist Stories

The Dreamlike, Queer Femme Paintings of Marie Laurencin

Most art fans know the names of the male avant-garde artists in the early 1900s, but fewer people know of the women who mastered the craft. Marie...

Guest Profile 13 June 2022