#20th century

Masterpiece Stories

Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night (Painting Of The Week)

The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh is one of those iconic painting everyone recognizes. But not everyone knows it's story! Today we will try to...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 December 2016

Fauvism

Henri Matisse, Harmony In Red – Painting of The Week

Two weeks ago I was lucky to see this painting on a exhibition Icons of Art. The Shchukin Collection in Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Sergei...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 November 2016

Artist Stories

Tangled Up in Blue: The Art of Edward Krasiński

In Tate Liverpool, up to March 2017, you can see an exhibition of Edward Krasiński’s work. Krasiński was one of the most interesting and...

Piotr Policht 23 November 2016

Periods

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

Periods

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

Periods

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

Periods

Henri Matisse’s Cut-Outs

Coping with the difficulties of old age and illness in the years following World War II, Matisse nonetheless produced some of the most vibrant and...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 November 2016

Dadaism

Four "Readymades" Of Marcel Duchamp You Should Know

Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp was a French, naturalized American painter, sculptor, chess player and writer whose work is associated with Cubism,...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 October 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

Periods

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