#20th century

The ‘Degenerate’ World of Otto Dix

The dictionary definition of degenerate states it is “having lost the physical, mental, or moral qualities considered normal and desirable; showing...

Wendy Gray 3 August 2017

Artist

The Story How Robert Rauschenberg "Erased de Kooning"

Robert Rauschenberg was fascinated by Willem de Kooning, and in 1953 asked the artist if he could erase one of his drawings as an act of art.

Zuzanna Stańska 1 August 2017

Art Forms

Man Ray, Kiki With African Mask

His name was Emmanuel Radnitsky, her name was Alice Prin, but we know them as Man Ray and Kiki. They were the heroes of Montparnasse in the Twenties.

Zuzanna Stańska 23 July 2017

Art History 101

How Cubism Changed During The 20th Century?

Art history changed lot during the start of the 20th century. First World War affected this transition and changed up the process as many artist...

Emre Kagitci 22 July 2017

Museum Stories

Diego Rivera in Detroit – The Great Controversy

How do you get 10,000 people to visit an art museum on opening day during the Great Depression? You create a controversy or at lease encourage...

Rachel Istvan 20 July 2017

Baroque

Reflecting the Invisible or Distorting the Visible: Mirrors in Art

People have always been fascinated with their reflections. In the visual art the mirror has been interpreted as an instrument to show admiration or...

Alina Manevskaya 19 July 2017

Artist

Outside the Bloomsbury Group: Dora Carrington

The members of the British art and literature group commonly known as The Bloomsbury Group came and went; love triangles, professional relationships,...

Wendy Gray 18 July 2017

Periods

ZERO, A Post-war Movement Resisting The New Materialism

It's undeniable that traces of war can be seen in art even after the war has ended. On the other hand, artists have the ability to go beyond the...

Belkıs Pesen 10 July 2017

Periods

Luisa Casati: The Living Work of Art

Woman who outraged and inspired people of her times, who was a symbol of the Belle Epoque and a muse to her-contemporary artists. She owned palaces...

Magda Michalska 7 July 2017

Artist Stories

Salvador Dali’s Body To Be Exhumed For Paternity Test

A Spanish court has ordered the remains of Salvador Dalí to be exhumed in an attempt to extract DNA for a paternity claim from a woman born in...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 July 2017

Expressionism

Why You May Not Have Heard of Clyfford Still

Abstract Expressionism is an American movement that included artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning. While you probably...

Rachel Istvan 3 July 2017

Art Forms

Picasso’s Beach Body, Baby and Capa’s Camera

There is never a wrong time to dream about the summer. Who else would like to dive into the Mediterreanean sea together with a painter who just...

Magda Michalska 30 June 2017