#20th century

South American Art

Life And The Human Condition Through The Eyes Of Oswaldo Guayasamín

Early Life and Works Oswaldo Guayasamín was born into a humble family in Quito, Ecuador on July 6, 1919, as the oldest of 10 siblings. His father...

Kacper Grass 9 May 2018

The Story Of Collingwood Mural of Keith Haring

In 1984 American artist Keith Haring visited Australia and created a mural in Collingwood, Melbourne. This is the story of the mural, at what was...

Zuzanna Stańska 8 May 2018

Surrealism

Free as a Bird – Max Ernst, Lop Lop and the Art of Chance

The unconscious mind can serve as a revealing personal landscape. Feeding our dreams, shaping our personalities and informing our behaviour; the...

Jon Kelly 4 May 2018

The Ups and Downs of the Museo de Arte Moderno in Cartagena, Colombia

The weather was hot, about 90 degrees. The sun was wet and blinding. Men on the street were selling water for a dollar a bottle. Other men were...

Howard Schwartz 30 April 2018

Leonora Carrington And Her Surrealist Life In Her Own Words

Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) is considered one of the greatest and most neglected British Surrealists. Her life story is a fascinating one: she...

Magda Michalska 28 April 2018

When Mental Breakdown Makes You An Artist: Niki De Saint Phalle

Many artists are known to struggle with depression or mental disorders (sometimes I feel that truly happy people won't ever make great art...).

Magda Michalska 25 April 2018

Sculpture

The Spirit of Ecstasy – A Story of Goddesses and Secret Affairs

The story of the Spirit of Ecstasy is one to be pulled from the gossip columns of London high society. It involves rich and aristocratic benefactors,...

Candy Bedworth 21 April 2018

Photography

Make Me Beautiful, Madame D’Ora

When I decided to write about Dora Kallmus, more known by her pseudonym Madame d'Ora, I found out that the Leopold Museum in Vienna is going to open...

Magda Michalska 9 April 2018

Artist Stories

Almada Negreiros: The Man Who Loved All the Arts

Have you heard about the writer Almada Negreiros? He is the author of beautiful verses, like the Canção da Saudade, in which he says "if I were...

Rute Ferreira 8 April 2018

Why is Klimt Famous?

Gustav Klimt, born in Austria in 1862, is celebrated as one of the most valued artists in the history of art. But, why is Klimt famous? Why exactly...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 28 March 2018

Masterpiece Stories

The Wounded Angel By Hugo Simberg

Two boys carry a stretcher, bearing an angel dressed in white. The angel is clearly ill - her eyes are bandaged, the wing is bloodied and she can...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 March 2018

George Tooker: A Purveyor of Modern Alienation and Despair

When the American figurative painter, George Tooker died in 2011, The New York Times said of his 1956 painting, Government Bureau, “was inspired by...

Wendy Gray 15 March 2018