#20th century

Surrealism

Gradiva: What Did Freud and the Surrealists See in Her?

A woman who walks. That's what Gradiva (the name of an anonymous woman from an antique bas-relief) means, as given by a fictional character from a...

Magda Michalska 27 April 2020

Art State of Mind

The Art of Domesticity: Art Inspired by the Home

In times where we must spend more time at home than usual, we journey through art inspired by domestic life over the centuries. Édouard Vuillard,...

Yasmin Ozkan 23 April 2020

Women Artists

Gerda Taro. The Girl with the Leica

Have you ever heard of the photographer Gerda Taro? You may know her as Robert Capa's girlfriend and muse, and I'm sure you have heard of Capa at...

Arianna Richetti 22 April 2020

10 Facts You Need to Know About Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero is a Colombian figurative artist and sculptor. Once you see his art, you will never forget it. He depicts people and figures in...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 April 2020

Talk about the Passion – Exploring Art at Easter

Easter Holy Week and The Crucifixion The final days of Holy Week are traditionally associated with the trial and execution of Jesus, culminating...

Jon Kelly 10 April 2020

Museum Stories

Léon Spilliaert: The Longing Behind the Symbolism

Whilst Belgian artist Léon Spilliaert's first UK retrospective at London's Royal Academy has been put on hold, we delve into his symbolist works and...

Yasmin Ozkan 8 April 2020

South American Art

The Art of Antonio Berni: Through Many Styles, One Timeless Message

A Young Artist and the Birth of Nuevo Realismo While Che Guevara may have been the most famous revolutionary to be born in Rosario, Argentina, the...

Kacper Grass 6 April 2020

Love Story

René Magritte: Lovers in Separation

Now, while we are all being asked to practice social distancing, you have probably been bombarded with the paintings of lovers by René Magritte.

Zuzanna Stańska 30 March 2020

Architecture

Once Upon a Time in Moscow: Pertsov’s House, a Russian Terem Amidst Modern Buildings

This building from the art-nouveau era is a sight for sore eyes! Pertsov's house is an interesting example of Russian classical folk influences...

Elizaveta Ermakova 20 March 2020

Theater & Cinema

Duchamp: The Art of the Possible – Interview with Francis M. Naumann

Great news for our readers and art lovers: Duchamp: The Art of the Possible, a movie directed by Matthew Taylor and produced by Michelle Taylor, is...

Arianna Richetti 10 March 2020

Erotica

The Many Rebirths of Venus

Sandro Botticelli's The Birth of Venus is iconic in western art. Alongside the Mona Lisa, it is probably a contender for "most famous painting."...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 20 February 2020

Picasso Damaged at Tate Modern

On the 28th of December 2019, a man from the public marred the Picasso painting, Bust of a Woman. The painting is on a long-term loan from a private...

Errika Gerakiti 10 January 2020