#20th century

actionism in russia: Anatoly Osmalovsky, Necesiudik's Journey to Brombdingnag Land, 1993, Moscow, Russia. Contemporary Art

Why Political Actionism Is So Popular in Russia

The sources of Russian political actionism are in the unofficial art of the 1960s. Nonconformism emerged in a country where kitschy socialist realism...

Diana Sadretdinova 7 March 2022

Painting

5 Paintings by Piet Mondrian You Wouldn’t Believe Were His

Piet Mondrian, one of the founders of the Dutch modern movement De Stijl, is mostly known for his pure abstractions from the 1920s, reduced to lines,...

Zuzanna Stańska, Aniela Rybak 7 March 2022

Art History 101

How to Read Piet Mondrian

We can all recognize Mondrian’s work in a second. Our eyes navigate through the lines jumping from color to color. His artistic career...

Celia Leiva Otto 5 March 2022

Architecture

House with Chimaeras: Facts and Legends About an Unusual Art Nouveau Building in Kyiv

House with Chimaeras (or Horodecki House) is one of the most extraordinary buildings in Ukraine from the Modernist era. Its asymmetrical structure is...

Nataliia Pecherska 5 March 2022

Women Artists

Lee Miller – Photographer of the Extremes

Lee Miller (1907-1977) was a model, a fashion photographer, a war photographer, a muse, and a gourmet cook. She lived life to the fullest with all...

Joanna Kaszubowska 3 March 2022

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...

Magda Michalska 3 March 2022

Literature

Arthur Rackham, Christmas Carol Illustrations

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

Magda Michalska 2 March 2022

Literature

Beautiful and Scary: Illustrations by Harry Clarke for Poe’s Horror Stories

Harry Clarke was an Irish stained-glass artist and book illustrator. He made notable works in both fields but somehow his stained-glass works are...

Marija Canjuga 2 March 2022

Women Artists

A Lesson in Illustration – The Whimsical Characters of Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter, best known for the charming tale of Peter Rabbit, inspired the minds of budding young novelists and illustrators alike. Her most...

Tony Heathfield 2 March 2022

Women Artists

Three Erased Women Artists You Didn’t Know About

Happy Women’s History Month to all women and men (in the end men should celebrate with us)! I hope that with each passing year the world...

Magda Michalska 1 March 2022

Women Artists

5 Modern Women Artists to Know

When we think of modern women artists, certain names immediately come to mind. For instance, anyone can name Frida Kahlo, and the more well-read will...

Anastasia Tsaleza 1 March 2022

Design

The Prismatic Glass Tiles of Frank Lloyd Wright

Early in his career, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright – the famous pioneer of the Prairie School style at the turn of the 20th century –...

Anthony de Feo 28 February 2022