#20th century

actionism in russia: Anatoly Osmalovsky, Necesiudik's Journey to Brombdingnag Land, 1993, Moscow, Russia. Contemporary Art

Why Political Actionism Is So Popular in Russia

The sources of Russian political actionism are in the unofficial art of the 1960s. Nonconformism emerged in a country where kitschy socialist realism...

Diana Sadretdinova 7 March 2022

Painting

5 Paintings by Piet Mondrian You Wouldn’t Believe Were His

Piet Mondrian, one of the founders of the Dutch modern movement De Stijl, is mostly known for his pure abstractions from the 1920s, reduced to lines,...

Zuzanna Stańska, Aniela Rybak 7 March 2022

Art History 101

How to Read Piet Mondrian

We can all recognize Mondrian’s work in a second. Our eyes navigate through the lines jumping from color to color. His artistic career...

Celia Leiva Otto 5 March 2022

Architecture

House with Chimaeras: Facts and Legends About an Unusual Art Nouveau Building in Kyiv

House with Chimaeras (or Horodecki House) is one of the most extraordinary buildings in Ukraine from the Modernist era. Its asymmetrical structure is...

Nataliia Pecherska 5 March 2022

Literature

Arthur Rackham, 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...

Magda Michalska 2 March 2022

Women Artists

A Lesson in Illustration – The Whimsical Characters of Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter, best known for the charming tale of Peter Rabbit, inspired the minds of budding young novelists and illustrators alike. Her most...

Tony Heathfield 2 March 2022

Women Artists

Three Erased Women Artists You Didn’t Know About

Happy Women’s History Month to all women and men (in the end men should celebrate with us)! I hope that with each passing year the world...

Magda Michalska 1 March 2022

Women Artists

5 Modern Women Artists to Know

When we think of modern women artists, certain names immediately come to mind. For instance, anyone can name Frida Kahlo, and the more well-read will...

Anastasia Tsaleza 1 March 2022

Women Artists

Miné Okubo and Citizen 13660

During World War II thousands of United States citizens of Japanese ancestry were forcibly placed in concentration camps. These decisions were taken...

Lauren Kraut 26 February 2022

Impressionism

Why Should Renoir Be Reconsidered as an Art Master?

Pierre-Auguste Renoir is considered to be one of the masters of the Impressionist style. However, there are some of Renoir’s paintings that...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 February 2022

Review

Joan Miró: Signs and Figurations at Serralves Foundation in Porto

Want to have a stroll with a master in a beautiful Art Deco house? If so, go quickly to the Serralves Foundation in Porto, Portugal, where Joan...

Tommy Thiange 24 February 2022

Painting

Jacob Lawrence and the Great Migration

As a child of the Great Migration, Jacob Lawrence was well placed to undertake such a mammoth task in detailing the journey from the rural South that...

Wendy Gray 24 February 2022