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Everything You Must Know About Suprematism and Kazimir Malevich

This post will be tough because abstraction is tough. And so is often modern art. In this article I will try to explain to you a radical Russian...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 November 2016

Surrealism

14 Weirdest Paintings Of René Magritte

I love to watch people who see his art for the first time. Magritte's art became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images which...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 November 2016

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John Singer Sargent, Gassed – Painting Of The Week

Yesterday we were commemorating Remembrance Day. Also known as Armistice Day, it marks the day when World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 November 2016

Masterpiece Stories

Painting Of The Week – René Magritte, The Treachery of Images

As you can see, this painting shows a pipe. Underneath it there is a French sentence explaining, that "This is not a pipe". You may ask - what the...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 November 2016

Fashion

Sonia Delaunay and Clothing: Geometry Is In Fashion

Sonia Delaunay was a busy woman. She was an officer of the French Legion of Honor, a wife of a famous painter (that's already tough) and an...

Magda Michalska 21 October 2016

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A Short Cheat Sheet For Die Brücke

Die Brücke was a group of expressionist artists founded in 1905 in Dresden which were active until 1913. The art of Die Brücke confronted feelings...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 October 2016

Art Forms

Abakans – The New Humans of Magdalena Abakanowicz

I can see a group of approximately 250 people, all of them standing. Children and adults. I come closer and I realize they have no heads. I come even...

Magda Michalska 15 October 2016

Pop art

Pauline Boty- The Mother Of Pop Art (And She’s Not American)

Surprise, surprise, Pop Art did not begin in the States in the sixties but in the United Kingdom, and already in 1952. Everything started with...

Magda Michalska 29 September 2016

Artist Stories

The Story of An Excessively Electric Friendship Between Vincent and Paul

People say that you shouldn't live with your friends because your friendship may deteriorate. And the story of friendship between Vincent van Gogh...

Magda Michalska 28 September 2016

Art Forms

Picasso’s Favourite Instrument…

That's pretty obvious - it's a guitar! (whoever had any dirty thoughts given the title, go to read about emotions first). It's probably the most...

Magda Michalska 26 September 2016

Surrealism

How To Become A Surrealist – A Manual to Psychic Automatism

In 1924, André Breton defined  a completely new word - Surrealism- in his First Manifesto of Surrealism. It was not a trend in art or...

Magda Michalska 17 September 2016

Abstract Expressionism

The Recipe Of Work Of Art By Mark Rothko. Warning: Explosive Human Emotions Inside

Mark Rothko, one of the most famous postwar American artists is now generally identified as an abstract expressionist but his works are exquisite.

Zuzanna Stańska 9 September 2016