#20th century

European Art

Blue in Art

Is blue your favorite color? Even if it is not the case, look at a trio of famous Blues from 20th-century art history. Matisse, Picasso, Klein –...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 8 January 2020

Art State of Mind

Welcoming the Twenties with Tamara de Lempicka

Today I am taking you to a New Year’s Eve party. This year, like every year, we hope that the year coming will be better. But hearing that the...

Marija Canjuga 31 December 2019

Dan Flavin: Art is Thought and Fluorescent Lights

Dan Flavin (1993-1996) was an American artist and pioneer of Minimalism. He is famous for making sculptural objects and installations from...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 17 December 2019

Expressionism

Banishing the War: the Etchings of Otto Dix

When the First World War, also known as the Great War, broke out, everyone was thrilled. The soldiers went happily to fight for their countries. All...

Errika Gerakiti 10 December 2019

Museum Stories

Sacred and Beauty in Russian Art at Gallerie d’Italia in Vicenza

The spirituality of the ancient iconographic models and the symbology of Russian art reach the city of Palladio, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,...

Maria Frazzoni 21 November 2019

Artist Stories

The Works of Yves Klein: Lover of Blue

Yves Klein was born in late April of 1928 in Nice, France. His mother, Marie Raymond, was a renowned member of the Art Informel movement, which...

Guest Profile 22 October 2019

Women Artists

Magdalena Rădulescu – a Romanian Woman Painter

Magdalena Rădulescu (1902- 1983) is a singular phenomenon among the Romanian and European painters. Her work (she had an artistic career spanning...

Guest Profile 18 October 2019

Theater & Cinema

Filmmaking is like Painting – Andrzej Wajda as a Painter

Ladies and Gentlemen, and now I will speak in Polish... - the famous words Polish director Andrzej Wajda (1926-2016) said while receiving an honorary...

Judyta Dąbrowska 17 October 2019

Sculpture

Demystifying Cycladic Figurines

Cycladic figurines have a mythical aura. Their gleaming abstract forms speak of timeless beauty. But what actually are they? Why do they look like a...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 9 October 2019

Artist Stories

Beatles and Biennales – the Life and Times of Robyn Denny

In a grim and conservative post-war Britain, Robyn Denny burst onto the art scene like a Holi festival colour bomb. He arrived at art school in...

Candy Bedworth 3 October 2019

Abstract Expressionism

Joseph Beuys at BASTIAN Gallery

Joseph Beuys (1921 - 1986), currently on display at BASTIAN gallery, was a controversial German artist, whose work regularly caused public debate.

Isla Phillips-Ewen 1 October 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Stanley Spencer, View from Cookham Bridge

Stanley Spencer described the village of Cookham, as a ‘village in heaven’. In his unique paintings Spencer often intertwined Cookham with his...

Hannah Demaine 22 September 2019