#20th century

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Sympathy by Remedios Varo

Sympathy is a fascinating painting by Catalan artist Remedios Varo. It presents a lady with a cat in a most unusual and Surrealist situation. You...

Alicja Gluszek 10 November 2023

The Jugglar. The Magician. Remedios Varo. Review

Last Chance to See: Remedios Varo Captures the Intangible at the Art Institute of Chicago

Embroidering the Earth, entrapping the moon in a cage, juggling stars—these are the elements of the fantastic and beguiling world of Remedios Varo.

Natalia Iacobelli 10 November 2023

Gallery view of the Marina Abramović exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, from 23 September 2023 – 1 January 2024, showing Four Crosses (detail), 2019. Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives. © Marina Abramović. Photo © Royal Academy of Arts, London / David Parry Contemporary Art

Marina Abramović at the Royal Academy in London

In 1997, Marina Abramović (b. 1946) attempted to scrub clean over 1,500 cows’ bones at the 47th Venice Biennale. The performance, titled Balkan...

Ania Kaczynska 9 November 2023

Florine Stettheimer, Spring Sale at Bendel's cover Women Artists

The Charming, Witty, Surprisingly Modern Art of Florine Stettheimer

American modernist Florine Stettheimer (1871–1944) created a joyful, Rococo-inspired aesthetic that was all her own. She depicted scenes of life...

Alexandra Kiely 6 November 2023

Ukraine Special

In the Eye of the Storm: Modernism in Ukraine, 1900-1930s

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels is currently hosting an exhibition titled In the Eye of the Storm: Modernism in Ukraine,...

Tommy Thiange 2 November 2023

perle fine Abstract Expressionism

Meeting Abstract Expressionist Perle Fine

To think about the Abstract Expressionists is almost certainly to picture Jackson Pollock with cans and brushes in hand, dripping paint into large...

Natalia Tiberio 2 November 2023

Women Artists

Celebrating Alma Thomas: An African American Expressionist

Abstract Expressionism was a movement dominated by male artists. Painters such as Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning have held center...

Heather Johnson 2 November 2023

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 2 November 2023

Abstract Expressionism

Keeping up with the Boys: Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenthaler

It’s often the men of Abstract Expressionism who are best known: Jackson Pollock and his famous “drip” technique; Willem de Kooning’s...

Kelly Hill 2 November 2023

elaine de kooning Women Artists

4 Highly Talented Female Expressionists of the 20th Century

It always feels amazing to learn about new artists, especially the ones that produced abstract works. As a fan of Abstract Expressionism, I recently...

Merve Parla 2 November 2023

Art for Halloween: Roberto Comandante del Caos Diz, Story Twist, 2022. Artist's profile. Bizarre

Scary Monsters and Super Creeps for a Frightening Halloween!

Throughout the history of mankind, art has always been a window to the soul. We have witnessed ethereal beauty, magical nature, bizarre sceneries,...

Errika Gerakiti 30 October 2023

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 30 October 2023