#20th century

Dadaism

Max Ernst’s Collaged Memories

In 1919, Max Ernst worked together with Jean Arp in Cologne where they founded a branch of the Dadaist Movement: Surrealism. It became a new niche...

Magda Michalska 21 July 2022

Review

Stéphane Mandelbaum Exhibition in Frankfurt

Until October 30, 2022, the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt is hosting an exhibition dedicated to Stéphane Mandelbaum (1961–1986). During...

Tommy Thiange 18 July 2022

Philip Guston, Riding Around, 1969, Private collection. Review

Philip Guston Now – A Controversial Exhibition

In May 2022 the long-awaited exhibition on Philip Guston titled Philip Guston Now finally opened at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The show was...

Jimena Escoto 18 July 2022

Expressionism

Anita Berber: Femme Fatale of the Weimar Republic

Born on 10 June 1899 in Dresden Germany, Anita Berber shocked and entertained the cabaret and bourgeois crowds of the Weimar Republic right up to her...

Kelly Hill 18 July 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Tamara de Lempicka’s Autoportrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti)

Heralded as one of the greatest Polish artists of all time, Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) painted the aristocracy in France and the United States in...

Isabella Hill 11 July 2022

Contemporary Art

Leon Golub and the Fact of Brutality

Leon Golub (1922-2004) was a history painter, even in his portraits. It has been claimed that in the 20th century, history painting became an otiose...

Guest Profile 11 July 2022

Women Artists

Tamara de Lempicka: The First Woman Artist to Be a Glamour Star

Tamara de Lempicka, star of the Art Deco world, was described by her Hollywood clients as the “Baroness of the Brush.” If one wanted to...

Magda Michalska 9 July 2022

Review

Book Review: Frida Kahlo’s Unimaginable Life

Fridamania is contagious. Reading the Frida Kahlo book written by Hettie Judah almost drags us to the brink of melancholic stroke despite being armed...

Urvi Chheda 6 July 2022

Artist Stories

Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War

“Vorticism, in fact, was what I, personally, did and said at a certain period”. These are the words of the 20th century’s most...

Wendy Gray 2 July 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: A Bigger Splash by David Hockney

David Hockney is one of Britain’s most well-known and influential artists. His iconic style is instantly recognizable. As you hunch over your...

Candy Bedworth 26 June 2022

Photography

David Hockney and the Camera: A Composite Polaroid Reality

Sometime before 1982, David Hockney commented, “Photography is all right if you don’t mind looking at the world from the point of view of...

Magda Michalska 26 June 2022

Art State of Mind

Midsummer – An Old Pagan Tradition in Scandinavian Art

The summer solstice in June is celebrated throughout several cultures. The Scandinavian culture is no exception to that. Initially tied to pagan...

Merve Parla 24 June 2022