#20th century

Artist Stories

Far Beyond Illusion: M.C Escher And The Illustration Of The Impossible

Known for representing the impossible constructions and creating a world where the figurative and the abstract meet and touch, Maurits Cornelis...

Rute Ferreira 4 July 2018

Seven Haunting Town Paintings by Egon Schiele

Austrian artist Egon Schiele is best known for his shamelessly erotic and frank representations of the human form. But alongside his startlingly...

Jon Kelly 2 July 2018

Sport

World Cup Opening Game with LS Lowry

The FIFA World Cup begins in Russia on Thursday! Whether you're fans of football, or you get bored watching the telly, it's always fun to get carried...

Magda Michalska 11 June 2018

The Story Of “Girl At Mirror” By Norman Rockwell

"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who in the land is fairest of all?" How many times have we repeated this phrase from a well-known fairy tale? The girl...

Rute Ferreira 31 May 2018

South American Art

Fernando Botero’s Guide to Colombian History and Culture

The Most Colombian of Colombian Artists New York City. Barcelona, Bilbao, and Madrid. Paris, France. Goslar and Bamberg, Germany. Vaduz,...

Kacper Grass 30 May 2018

Misunderstood Music, Forbidden Romance and Richard Gerstl’s Art

When an avant-garde composer and painter becomes friends with an avant-garde painter, their relationship will be a stormy one. And if the wife of one...

Magda Michalska 22 May 2018

Masterpiece Stories

A Study of Loneliness and Isolation: The Man in Blue

So here he is. A mysterious guy in a suit, drinking at the hotel bar. Everything is dark around him, he himself seems to be blurry and undefined - a...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 May 2018

Artist Stories

Edvard Munch and The Frieze of Life

By 1902, Edvard Munch’s life had seen a pattern of chaos within his professional life, his health and his love life. While his life had become...

Wendy Gray 17 May 2018

Most Important Works of Joseph Beuys (Birthday Edition)

Today Joseph Beuys would turn 97. He was one of those mysterious artists whose biography can be considered a separate work of art, a legend. He's...

Magda Michalska 12 May 2018

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