#20th century

Artist Stories

5 Portinari’s Paintings that Reveal that He Was the Painter of the Brazilian People

Portinari was the painter of Brazil. This statement refers not only to his nationality, but also to his work. During his life, the painter portrayed...

Rute Ferreira 3 March 2018

And it’s War! The Art Of The War Wounded

Being an English teacher, so much of what I look at is linked to the literary world.  With the previous examination specification, we used to be...

Wendy Gray 27 February 2018

Stanley Spencer. A Cookham Homebird with Broken Wings

A recent documentary that was filmed with the help and support of Stanley Spencer’s two daughters, revealed the personal anguishes the family...

Wendy Gray 22 February 2018

When Trash Turns Art: El Anatsui

People often say that contemporary art is trash. But, can we turn the equation the other way and make trash art? El Anatsui’s grand...

Magda Michalska 15 February 2018

Artist Stories

Frederick Stuart Church: Painter of Harmony

A lifetime of training could not have prepared Frederick Stuart Church for 1863. But his works of fantasy that came after clung to and perhaps even...

Anthony de Feo 12 February 2018

Abstract Expressionism

Jackson Pollock: The Face Of Abstract Expressionism

A man walks on his creation, a fragmentary and chaotic creation. But it is an elaborate, creative and almost romantic chaos. He’s in love with...

Rute Ferreira 28 January 2018

Fernando Botero And His Remakes Of Classic Masterpieces

I must tell you something in secret – I love Fernando Botero’s works. There is something really interesting in his paintings.

Zuzanna Stańska 15 January 2018

Women Artists

The Beautiful Portraiture of Cecilia Beaux

Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) is the most important American society painter that you probably have never heard of. She was a popular artist and a...

Alexandra Kiely 9 January 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Edward Hopper, New York Interior

Edward Hopper arrived for the first time to New York around the turn of the 20th century. He then studied with Robert Henri and embraced the Ashcan...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 January 2018

Watch Sister Wendy Commenting Mark Rothko

Sister Wendy is an institution. She is a British hermit, consecrated virgin, and art historian who became well known internationally during the 1990s...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 December 2017

Pop art

Why Did Andy Warhol Love Christmas?

Who would guess that Andy Warhol, one of the most decadent artists of the 20th century, the owner of the controversial Factory leading a scandalous...

Magda Michalska 19 December 2017

Video

Alex Katz and His New York

Alex Katz (born 1927) is an American figurative artist known for his paintings, sculptures, and prints. His paintings are divided almost equally into...

Zuzanna Stańska 16 December 2017