#20th century

Artist Stories

Mariano Fortuny – A Genius From Venice

Well, I lied. Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo was not originally from Venice, as he was born in Granada in 1871, a son of a painter also called Mariano...

Magda Michalska 28 May 2021

Museum Stories

31 Women: Peggy Guggenheim And Her Groundbreaking Exhibition

Perhaps one the most influential women in shaping the art world of the 20th century, Peggy Guggenheim held an exhibition in 1943 that was to be...

Nina Relf 19 May 2021

Impressionism

İbrahim Çallı: Impressionism in Turkish Painting

Impressionist İbrahim Çallı’s paintings portrayed the society in which he lived in a very raw sense. Born in Turkey, educated in France and...

Merve Parla 11 May 2021

Architecture

Art of Opulence: Paintings of Exquisite Interiors

The notion of painting natural landscapes has been prevalent since ancient times. It is an obvious choice, of course. What can compare with the...

Maya Tola 3 May 2021

Art Nouveau

Wiener Werkstätte: The Viennese Design Brand You’ve Always Dreamt Of

Heard of Bauhaus? Yes. Heard of De Stijl? Yes. Heard of Wiener Werkstätte? No. No?! That’s the problem: I hadn’t heard of Wiener...

Magda Michalska 2 May 2021

Abstract Expressionism

Stunning Abstracts by Seven Indian Modern Painters

It was the early 20th century when Modernism spread its wings in India. This happened as a result of an exposure to various European artists. The...

Urvi Chheda 30 April 2021

Rothko: Eternal Symbols of Life

When you say Rothko, you think of large paintings of colorful rectangular form with frayed edges, horizontal, sometimes vertical as well, floating on...

Irina Diana Calu 30 April 2021

Women Artists

Zinaida Serebriakova, First Famous Female Russian Artist

Zinaida Serebriakova (1884–1967) is mostly known for her painting At the Dressing-Table (Self-Portrait). The artist, looking from the...

Elizaveta Ermakova 29 April 2021

Women Artists

Mela Muter – Accomplished Portraitist and Devoted Mother

Although in her day she was most famous for portraits of members of the Parisian Boheme, Mela Muter was deeply fascinated with capturing the...

Magda Michalska 26 April 2021

Erotica

Viennese Actionism: Between the Bestial and the Sublime

Naked bodies, violence, and destructive art. The term Viennese Actionism refers to a radical and explicit form of performance art that developed in...

Caroline Galambosova 23 April 2021

Women Artists

Paula Rego and Other Strong Women

A couple of years ago, I wrote a very short article about Paula Rego’s fairy tale-like works. Yet, only recently I found out that we were born...

Magda Michalska 8 April 2021

Impressionism

A Journey into the Cosy Danish Painting: Skagen Painters

Situated in the northernmost point of Denmark, the small town of Skagen is a quaint place with a lot of light and great views. As a result, the town...

Merve Parla 3 April 2021