#20th century

Abstract Expressionism

Jackson Pollock: The Face Of Abstract Expressionism

A man walks on his creation, a fragmentary and chaotic creation. But it is an elaborate, creative and almost romantic chaos. He's in love with his...

Rute Ferreira 28 January 2018

Artist Stories

Gwen John: A Converted Artist

This artist is my most recent painterly discovery. I haven't heard of her before and I think it's such a shame! Her tranquil paintings in...

Magda Michalska 25 January 2018

Artist Stories

Marion Adnams: A Teacher Who Turned a Surrealist

Would you ever suspect one of your teachers to be a painter? Marion Adnams, a modern languages teacher from Derby, England turned out to be a hidden...

Magda Michalska 22 January 2018

Fernando Botero And His Remakes Of Classic Masterpieces

I must tell you something in secret - I love Fernando Botero's works. There is something really interesting in his paintings. This Colombian...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 January 2018

Women Artists

The Beautiful Portraiture of Cecilia Beaux

Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) is the most important American society painter that you probably have never heard of. She was a popular artist and a...

Alexandra Kiely 9 January 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Edward Hopper, New York Interior

Edward Hopper arrived for the first time to New York around the turn of the 20th century. He then studied with Robert Henri and embraced the Ashcan...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 January 2018

Art Forms

The Story of Velvet Underground & Nico Andy Warhol Cover

Today we will be talking about Andy Warhol and his famous banana cover of The Velvet Underground & Nico debut album by the Velvet...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 January 2018

Watch Sister Wendy Commenting Mark Rothko

Sister Wendy is an institution. She is a British hermit, consecrated virgin, and art historian who became well known internationally during the 1990s...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 December 2017

Arthur Rackham’s 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 1915. Arthur...

Magda Michalska 20 December 2017

Pop art

Why Did Andy Warhol Love Christmas?

Who would guess that Andy Warhol, one of the most decadent artists of the 20th century, the owner of the controversial Factory leading a scandalous...

Magda Michalska 19 December 2017

Video

Alex Katz and His New York

Alex Katz (born 1927) is an American figurative artist known for his paintings, sculptures, and prints. His paintings are divided almost equally into...

Zuzanna Stańska 16 December 2017

Women Artists

Niki de Saint Phalle and the Nana Statues

1966, Stockholm, Sweden and an incredible art event occurred about which not even the press who were invited to the launch knew what to say. A...

Wendy Gray 14 December 2017