#20th century

Artist Stories

Diego Rivera’s Life in Self-Portraits

Diego Rivera is mostly famous for his controversial mural for the Rockefeller family and for being the husband of Frida Kahlo. Yet in his lifetime,...

Magda Michalska 19 July 2021

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

Museum Stories

Georgia O’Keeffe in Hawaii – Her 1939 Voyage for Pineapples and Artistic Freedom

Georgia O’Keeffe traveled to Hawaii for three months in 1939, leaving on January 30 and returning in April. She was not on vacation, even though...

Howard Schwartz 8 July 2021

Pop art

Pride Month: Andy Warhol’s Ladies and Gentlemen

The club “The Gilded Grape”, situated in the no man’s land of Eighth Avenue and West 45th Street in New York City, was a hub of drag...

Magda Michalska 27 June 2021

Midsummer – An Old Pagan Tradition in Scandinavian Art

The summer solstice in June is celebrated throughout several cultures. The Scandinavian culture is no exception to that. Initially tied to pagan...

Merve Parla 24 June 2021

Architecture

The Masterpiece of the Week: Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright

There are many iconic buildings, and it feels like more and more are being called that by the hour. But the list is a lot shorter if we only consider...

Joanna Kaszubowska 13 June 2021

Art Travels

A Texas Must See for Modern Art Fans: Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel is a non-denominational chapel in Houston, Texas, founded by John and Dominique de Menil. It is definitely among the major works of...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 June 2021

Design

The Prismatic Glass Tiles of Frank Lloyd Wright

Early in his career, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright – the famous pioneer of the Prairie School style at the turn of the 20th century...

Anthony de Feo 10 June 2021

Architecture

Flash Gordon of Architecture – Helmut Jahn and Postmodernism

Helmut Jahn died in a bicycle accident on 8 May 2021, he was 81. You might have seen his obituaries in the newspapers and, if you missed them, this...

Joanna Kaszubowska 7 June 2021

Fashion

Dress Like an Artist: Frida Kahlo’s Unique Style

Frida Kahlo is one of those women who are instantly recognizable. Even though she lived in the first half of the 20th century, she still evokes a...

Ledys Chemin 3 June 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