#20th century


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

Art Forms

Edvard Munch’s Life In Photos

Of course, Edvard Munch is best known for his oils on canvas, but he was also one of the first of the generation of painters who dabbled in...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 September 2016


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


More Than Fifty Shades of Grey In The Grey Life Of Romaine Brooks

WARNING: If you cannot digest sad stories about childhood, stop reading now. It won't get better in adulthood, so if you don't like such stories...

Magda Michalska 25 August 2016

Artist Stories

5 Portraits By Paul Cézanne You Have Probably Never Seen Before

Paul Cézanne is mostly associated with still lifes (you can read about his fruits in one of our previous articles). Characteristic square apples and...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 August 2016

Artist Stories

The Pornographic World of Egon Schiele’s Nudes (18+)

Egon Schiele's nudes can challenge us and our preconceptions of the artistic tradition of the "nude". He didn't paint or draw idealised goddesses. He...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 August 2016


Chagall And The Coloured Glass

When I went to see Reims cathedral last summer, I didn't expect to find Marc Chagall's stained glass windows in the centuries old church. Fascinated...

Magda Michalska 9 August 2016


The Old Man And The Art: Ernest Hemingway’s Art Collection

Ernest Hemingway was a famous writer, that's a fact. But not everyone knows he was also an art collector and that he began already in his early days...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 August 2016

Artist Stories

7 Van Gogh’s Extraordinary Paintings You’ve Probably Never Seen

Exactly 126 years ago Vincent van Gogh died in his bed, suffering from a gunshot wound from two days before. It has always been assumed that he...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 July 2016