#20th century

Painting

Before Boccioni Turned Futurist

Very few artists developed their styles early in their careers. Most of them searched for new means of expression their entire lives, often making...

Magda Michalska 20 August 2023

Fashion

How Italian Futurism Influenced Fashion

During the 20th century, Italian Futurist artists, thinkers, and like-minded creators such as Giacomo Balla, Fortunato Depero, or Thayaht (Ernesto...

Caroline Galambosova 20 August 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Railway Station by Alf Rolfsen

Steam, breath, and sweat combine into a pulsating cloud filling the railway station with energy and anticipation. Everyone is in motion either...

James W Singer 20 August 2023

gilbert & george Love Story

Gilbert & George – Art and Love at First Sight

In 1967, two young students, Gilbert Prousch and George Passmore, met at Central Saint Martins College of Art in London. It was love at first sight...

Magda Michalska 18 August 2023

Love Story

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: With Love Through Art

If two people are born on precisely the same day, they must be destined to meet. He was Bulgarian, she was French. They met when he was called in to...

Magda Michalska 18 August 2023

Love Story

The Artists Are Present – Marina and Ulay

Balkan performing artist Marina Abramovic was born in 1946 in Belgrade, Serbia. Ulay (Frank Uwe Laysiepen) was born on the same day as she, a few...

Caroline Galambosova 18 August 2023

Ida Rubinstein and Romaine Brooks Love Story

The Love of Ida Rubinstein and Romaine Brooks

Being a bisexual woman at the beginning of the 20th century was difficult. They were looked down on, they were scorned and discussed behind their...

Magda Michalska 18 August 2023

Art History 101

CoBrA 101: Everything You Need to Know

Following World War II, numerous like-minded European artists claimed complete creative independence. Considering they had a common vision, they...

Tommy Thiange 17 August 2023

Women Artists

Tina Modotti. A Woman of Her Time

Tina Modotti was a photographer whose path parallels the great moments of 20th-century history. Her way of making art is a testimony to the world...

Maia Heguiaphal 16 August 2023

Women Artists

Tina Modotti: Photographer Made Revolutionary

Her life story reads like a script tailor-made for a movie (are you listening, Hollywood?). After all, how often do we encounter narratives of...

Magda Michalska 16 August 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Madonna of Port Lligat by Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí’s The Madonna of Port Lligat is an image of Mary holding baby Jesus in her lap. Seems simple, but it has layers upon layers of...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 15 August 2023

Women Artists

Lee Miller – Photographer of the Extremes

Lee Miller (1907-1977) was a fashion and war photographer, a model, a muse, and a gourmet cook. She lived life to the fullest with all its bright and...

Joanna Kaszubowska 14 August 2023