#20th century

Theater & Cinema

Movie Scenes Staged as Famous Paintings

In 1911 the Italian film theoretician Ricciotto Canudo defined cinema as “the seventh art”. So it’s quite natural that from its birth cinema...

Arianna Richetti 11 December 2023

Art Travels

The Beautiful Parisian Scenes of Jean Béraud

In the first quarter of the 20th century, Paris was the center of artistic and intellectual activity. Artists, actors, dancers, poets, writers,...

Errika Gerakiti 9 December 2023

North American Art

Haddon Sundblom: The Artist Behind the Coca-Cola Santa Claus

Various illustrated depictions of the old St. Nicholas, or Bishop of Myra, have existed for centuries, bringing to life his story. Yet, in the end,...

Maria Frazzoni 5 December 2023

Artist Stories

Vive la Belle Époque! The Story of Giovanni Boldini and Franca Florio

The history of the Belle Époque reveals many scandalous stories. Behind the elegant portraits interesting lives of grand dames and adventurous...

Giordana Goretti 5 December 2023

Photography

Man Ray and His Masks

The first artist that comes to mind if one says “masks” is James Ensor, so if you feel like reading about eerie atmosphere and skeletons, click...

Magda Michalska 30 November 2023

Chambri People, Ancestor Mask, early 20th century, wood and natural pigments, Ceremonial House, Chambri Lake Village, Papua New Guinea, Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Chambri People’s Ancestor Mask

Ancestor Mask is a masterpiece of Papua New Guinean art. It symbolizes a vanishing tribal lifestyle rarely seen outside of...

James W Singer 30 November 2023

Art State of Mind

10 Masterpieces for Boosting Good Feng Shui in Your House

Feng shui is a millenary art which focuses on the flow of energy. It is most of the time related to furniture and decoration, in ancient times it was...

Sofia Rodriguez Cuevas 28 November 2023

Contemporary Art

5 Japanese Contemporary Artists You Have to Know

Japanese artistic tradition spans centuries and has a far-reaching influence. Today, the artistic scene in Japan is more dynamic than ever, and these...

Carlotta Mazzoli 27 November 2023

European Art

10 Early Picasso Works You Should Know

Pablo Picasso painted his first works during the early years of his life. According to his mother, his first words were “piz, piz”, a shortening...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 November 2023

Pablo Picasso's Young Ladies of Avignon. The painting depicts five naked women on a flat surface. Painting

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

The year 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Picasso Celebration 1973-2023, a large-scale transnational...

Ela Bobek 25 November 2023

Pablo Picasso, Self Portrait, 1901, Musée Picasso, Paris, France. Cubism

Pablo Picasso in 8 Periods: Everything You Need to Know

2023 is the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). A prolific producer of paintings, prints, ceramics, and sculpture, his work...

Catriona Miller 25 November 2023

Photography

A Unique Artist Encounter: When Ara Güler Met Pablo Picasso

Whether photography is purely art or a branch of journalism can be a subject of discussion. For photographer Ara Güler, the artistic quality of his...

Merve Parla 25 November 2023