#20th century

Painting

All Faces of František Kupka

First time I came across František Kupka’s work was in the Centre Pompidou and I thought: “Wow, he was such an interesting guy and I...

Magda Michalska 27 May 2019

Museum Stories

Edvard Munch: Love and Angst in British Museum

“We do not want pretty pictures to be hung on drawing-room walls. We want… an art that arrests and engages. An art of one’s innermost...

Joanna Kaszubowska 23 May 2019

Artist Stories

Josef Šíma: from Czech Republic to Paris

Josef Šíma was born in Jaromer, in today’s Czech Republic in 1891, but he became a naturalized French citizen (he took the citizenship...

Magda Michalska 9 May 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Street, Dresden

The swirling crowds and electric lights of the modern city. This is the subject of today’s painting of the week, created by one of the greatest...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 May 2019

Art State of Mind

6 Rooms from Famous Paintings Brought to Real Life

Paintings of historical interiors are fascinating hybrid images – midway between the work of a great artist’s imagination and a document of...

Kate Wojtczak 29 April 2019

Women Artists

Made for Reflection: Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden

Let’s take a look at one of the most interesting works in Yayoi Kusama’s career. Was it commercial or high art? A performance or an...

Noa Weisberg 17 April 2019

Finding the Poetry in Joan Miró: Birth of the World

Three paragraphs. The Museum of Modern Art in New York City introduces the exhibition Joan Miró: Birth of the World, with three paragraphs. The...

Howard Schwartz 10 April 2019

Women Artists

Kiki Smith’s Bodies as Instruments of Perception and Travel

It seems Kiki Smith didn’t have much choice when deciding on who to become in the future because art just flows in her veins: her father Tony...

Magda Michalska 6 April 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Vincent van Gogh, Irises

One year before his death on March 30th 1890, Vincent van Gogh chose to enter Saint Paul de Mausole, an asylum in Saint-Rémy, originally a 12th...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 March 2019

Museum Stories

Artista Bambino at Fondazione Ragghianti in Lucca

Inside the walls of Lucca, a small medieval town in the heart of Tuscany, childhood awakens memory and inspires creation in an exhibition inspired by...

Maria Frazzoni 29 March 2019

Artist Stories

Kyffin’s Women

Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) is widely regarded as the defining artist of Wales during the 20th century. His paintings have become part of the...

Candy Bedworth 15 March 2019

Women Artists

Celia Paul and Her Art in the Shadow of Lucian Freud

I arrived to Celia Paul via Lucian Freud’s portraits. In one of them her face is difficult to define: is it an expression of pain and distress,...

Magda Michalska 23 February 2019