#20th century

South American Art

Modernism in Brazil: One Week That Has Changed It All

In 1922, the Semana de Arte Moderna (Modern Art Week) was held in Brazil. Marking the official beginning of Modernism in Brazil, the event lasted an...

Vithória Konzen Dill 29 July 2021

Fashion

Madame Grès, The Sphinx of Fashion

During the 1930s, fashion was heavily influenced by ancient Greece. In the previous decades, there was an appreciation through patterns such as the...

Errika Gerakiti 26 July 2021

Abstract Expressionism

One Artist and One Motif: Julije Knifer and His Meander

When we think of a meander we usually think of a winding riverbed of Meander River in Asia Minor or an ancient decoration of broken lines that is...

Petra Dragasevic 24 July 2021

Art State of Mind

Alexander Iolas, The Greek Patron of the Arts

Alexander Iolas was a very important gallerist and art collector of the second half of the 20th century. He was born in 1907 in Alexandria of Egypt...

Errika Gerakiti 14 July 2021

Museum Stories

Great Yellow Sun: Alexander Calder in Tel Aviv Museum of Art

If you happen to spend your vacation in sunny Israel and are a fan of modern art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a gem you can’t miss. The main...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 11 July 2021

Literature

Passion for Life: Dame Laura Knight. Book Review

An immense biography of British painter Dame Laura Knight has been updated and re-published in paperback this year by McNidder and Grace. Here we...

Candy Bedworth 29 May 2021

Artist Stories

Mariano Fortuny – A Genius From Venice

Well, I lied. Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo was not originally from Venice, as he was born in Granada in 1871, a son of a painter also called Mariano...

Magda Michalska 28 May 2021

Museum Stories

31 Women: Peggy Guggenheim And Her Groundbreaking Exhibition

Perhaps one the most influential women in shaping the art world of the 20th century, Peggy Guggenheim held an exhibition in 1943 that was to be...

Nina Relf 19 May 2021

Architecture

Art of Opulence: Paintings of Exquisite Interiors

The notion of painting natural landscapes has been prevalent since ancient times. It is an obvious choice, of course. What can compare with the...

Maya M. Tola 3 May 2021

Post-Impressionism

Everything You Must Know About A Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat

Spring is shyly approaching in the Northern Hemisphere. Longer and warmer days, more light, and the first signs of nature rebirth encourage us to...

Zuzanna Stańska 16 March 2021

Georgia O’Keeffe Jack-in-the-Pulpit Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV by Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the greatest female artists of the early 20th century. She could also be considered the mother of American Modernism.

James W Singer 14 March 2021

Women Artists

Violet Oakley: A Grand Vision by a Female Muralist

1906, Philadelphia, USA, a historic moment in art was unfolding in the Pennsylvania Capitol Building. A series of murals depicting The Founding of...

Wendy Gray 4 March 2021