#20th century

Literature

Christmas Carol Illustrations by Arthur Rackham

Have a nostalgic look at Arthur Rackham’s illustrations of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens in the British Library edition from 1915. Arthur...

Magda Michalska 22 December 2023

European Art

The Idyllic Winters in Croatian Naïve Art

Croatian naïve art is a specific style that originated in a small rural municipality called Hlebine. It began simply as an appreciation for the work...

Marija Canjuga 22 December 2023

Review

Last Chance to See! Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure in Los Angeles

Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure is an immersive art experience organized in Los Angeles by the family of the artist in a space designed by the...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 22 December 2023

Video

Watch Basquiat Painting Live Downtown

Jean-Michel Basquiat was a Haitian-American artist that achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo famous for enigmatic epigrams in the...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 December 2023

Jean-Michel Basquiat at an exhibition of his work in 1988, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY, USA. Photograph vt Julio Donoso via The Guardian. Artist Stories

Like a Flame – Jean-Michel Basquiat in 5 Paintings

He started out a couch-surfing throwaway. One day, a painting of his would sell for the highest price ever for an American artist at a public...

Helen Jeffery 22 December 2023

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 19 December 2023

History

Jacob Lawrence and the Great Migration

As a child of the Great Migration, Jacob Lawrence was well placed to undertake such a mammoth task in detailing the journey from the rural South that...

Wendy Gray 18 December 2023

artists born in ukraine: Sonia Delaunay, Triptych, 1963, Tate Gallery, London European Art

5 Artists You Didn’t Know Were Born in Ukraine

From dancing colors to a kinetic steel monument, discover the lives and works of five influential and international modern artists – each of whom...

Emily Snow 18 December 2023

Art Nouveau

Ramón Casas – The Painter of Catalan Modernism

When you think of Catalonia, and especially Barcelona, the first name that comes to mind is, of course, that of Antoni Gaudí, but Catalan art at the...

Joanna Kaszubowska 18 December 2023

Refugee Artists in Wales: Karel Lek, Shepherd, Oriel Môn, Llangefni, Anglesey, Wales, UK. History

Art in Exile: Refugee Artists Who Found a Welcome in Wales

On International Migrants Day, we remember the persecution of artists by oppressive and authoritarian regimes. Artists who fled the Nazi regime in...

Candy Bedworth 18 December 2023

Remedios Varo, An unexpected visit, 1958. Women Artists

Remedios Varo: Forgotten Spanish Painter of Magic

Remedios Varo (1908-1963) was a 20th-century Surrealist painter. Born in Spain, she was forced to move to France and Mexico to escape the Spanish...

Jimena Escoto 16 December 2023

Women Artists

Mary Blair: The Modern Artist Behind Walt Disney’s Magic

Inside the 2022 Wallace Collection’s magical exhibition, Inspiring Walt Disney, was an entire wall of intricate, hand-drawn illustrations from the...

Guest Profile 16 December 2023