#20th century

British royal portraits European Art

Power and Propaganda – The British Royal Portraits

Royal portraiture is a centuries-old tradition, but it might be called the forerunner of the posed selfie – an artfully curated image that is meant...

Candy Bedworth 20 February 2023

Artist Stories

Tarsila do Amaral: Joy is the Decisive Test

Tarsila do Amaral left behind 230 paintings, five sculptures, and hundreds of drawings, prints, and murals. She led Brazilian art into modernism. In...

Alicja Gluszek 19 February 2023

Women Artists

Anita Malfatti: The First Modernist of Brazil

Portraits of women made by other women are always worthy of attention. The representation of a woman by another is often less idealized or...

Rute Ferreira 19 February 2023

Sylvia Plath, “A War to End Wars” Self-Portrait (detail), 1946, Mortimer Rare Books Collection, Smith College, via National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA Women Artists

The Unknown Visual Art of Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath was one of the most important feminist literary icons of the 20th century. Before she became a writer, though, she wanted to be an...

Emily Snow 6 February 2023

Painting

Art of Opulence: Paintings of Exquisite Interiors

The notion of painting natural landscapes has been prevalent since ancient times. It is an obvious choice, of course. What can compare with the...

Maya M. Tola 2 February 2023

Painting

Stunning Abstractions by Seven Indian Modern Painters

It was the early 20th century when Modernism spread its wings in India. This happened as a result of exposure to various European artists. The...

Urvi Chheda 30 January 2023

Women Artists

Amrita Sher-Gil – India’s Frida Kahlo

Amrita Sher-Gil lived a short but certainly interesting life. Her artistic oeuvre is extremely impressive and she is considered to be one of the most...

Zuzanna Stańska 30 January 2023

Jackson Pollock Abstract Expressionism

Jackson Pollock: The Face of Abstract Expressionism

“Jackson Pollock. Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?” was the question posed in Life Magazine in 1949, marking the...

Ania Kaczynska 28 January 2023

Abstract Expressionism

Barnett Newman: A Pillar of Abstract Expressionism

When one thinks of Abstract Expressionism, the name Barnett Newman should pop up immediately. He was a pillar of the movement and his contribution to...

Errika Gerakiti 28 January 2023

Artist Stories

Broncia Koller-Pinell: An Artist Lost to Time

If you are like me, it is entirely probable that you have never heard of Broncia Koller-Pinell (1863–1934). It has nothing to do with the quality...

Rachel Witte 27 January 2023

Yves Klein, Peinture de Feu sans titre, 1961 Artist Stories

7 Not Just Blue Masterpieces by Yves Klein

Although he only lived 34 years, it could seem that Yves Klein lived more than one life. This French artist initially devoted himself to the...

Camilla de Laurentis 26 January 2023

Art of Australia & Oceania

Australian Art Through Time – Inspirations from Land and Sea

Separated by oceans and the present host of political and social barriers, Australia isn’t an easy jaunt away for a quick art appreciation weekend...

Guest Profile 26 January 2023