#20th century

Surrealism

Erna Rosenstein – Surrealist in the Country Where the Movement Didn’t Exist

Erna Rosenstein was born Jewish. This fact weighed on her whole life because Rosenstein’s family lived in Lviv, Ukraine, and to complicate things...

Magda Michalska 25 August 2023

Surrealism

The Surrealistic World of Dora Maar

The name Dora Maar reminds most people of Pablo Picasso. But apart from being his muse and lover, she was first and foremost an ambitious and...

Michel Rutten 25 August 2023

Leonora Carrington, Self-portrait, 1938-1939, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA. Detail. Surrealism

Leonora Carrington and Her Surrealist Life in Her Own Words

Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) is considered one of the greatest but most neglected British Surrealists. Her life story is a fascinating one: she...

Magda Michalska 25 August 2023

Nicholas Roerich, Legend, from the series Messiah. ca. 1923, Christie's. Painting

The Art and Spirituality of Nicholas Roerich

Nicholas Roerich, a prominent member of the early 20th-century art world, was distinguished by his unique artistic style and profound spiritual...

Maya M. Tola 24 August 2023

Ukraine, Modernism, Fedir Krychevsky, Life Triptych: Family, 1927 Ukraine Special

Fedir Krychevsky – Ukrainian Modernist Painter

Fedir Krychevsky lovingly recorded the culture of his homeland and was one of the most influential Modernist Ukrainian painters.

Candy Bedworth 24 August 2023

Animals

Sporting Artist: Alfred Munnings

Alfred Munnings was the leading sporting artist during the first half of the 20th century. His paintings encompass a range of sporting themes: horses...

Lauren Kraut 23 August 2023

Review

Christian Dotremont: A Painter-Poet

Christian Dotremont was a Belgian artist and one of the founders of the CoBrA movement. What sets his art apart is his unique perspective on writing...

Tommy Thiange 22 August 2023

Art History 101

Everything You Must Know About the Manifesto of Futurism

Futurism is one of those avant-garde movements of the 20th century which left its mark on modern art. The center of interest of Futurists was the...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 August 2023

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

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

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

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