#20th century

Artist Stories

Dick Ket: The Artist with Drumstick Fingers

The extraordinary self-portraits by Dick Ket, many of which are unknown to the world, quietly invite their viewers into a silent life spent in a...

Maria Frazzoni 12 February 2019

Women Artists

Making Meaning: Charlotte Salomon Painting Her Childhood

The artist Charlotte Salomon was tragically killed in the gas chamber at Auschwitz at the age of 26, whilst 5 months pregnant. She left behind two...

Candy Bedworth 9 February 2019

Dine & Wine

Intersection of Coffee and Creating: Coffee Shops and Their Purpose

The actual art of coffee making has steadily been growing for years. We have surpassed and moved past instant coffee, onto specialty coffee shops and...

Rachel Witte 5 February 2019

Museum Stories

Margherita Sarfatti at Museo del Novecento in Milan

Margherita Sarfatti: Segni, colori e luci in Museo del Novecento in Milan is an exhibition devoted to the life of one of the most influential female...

Maria Frazzoni 4 February 2019

Cubism

Aristarkh Lentulov’s Cubist Russia

Recently I showed you views of typical wintery Russia by Korovin, which you can see here. Today we’ll see instead something out-of-ordinary.

Magda Michalska 2 February 2019

Bauhaus Turns 100! Yahoo! This is your celebration!

As one of my fav bands Kool&The Gang sings in their hit Celebration, I want to “celebrate good times” of Bauhaus in “a...

Magda Michalska 25 January 2019

Design

Memphis Is Not in Fact a City but a Design Group

Heard of Memphis? And I do not mean here the city in Tennessee or the ancient capital in Egypt, but an international group of designers and...

Magda Michalska 18 January 2019

Artist Stories

Wyndham Lewis’ Portraits

Wyndham Lewis was a man who had ambitions to be great in art and literature. As a writer, he was widely attacked because of his extreme social and...

Maria Frazzoni 15 January 2019

Erotica

Rape? What Rape? Artworks Everyone Should See

In October 2017, #MeToo movement was founded, with the hashtag spreading virally and women all over the world sharing their stories of experience of...

Magda Michalska 7 January 2019

Women Artists

The Crazy and Colorful World of Florine Stettheimer’s Paintings

For an art-viewing experience unlike any other, enjoy the paintings of Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944). The daughter of a wealthy German-Jewish...

Alexandra Kiely 21 December 2018

Expressionism

The Dreaming Youths: A Children’s Book That Parents Would Hide From Their Kids

As many other Oskar Kokoschka’s works, also this one met with mixed feelings from the public. In the end, it was meant to be a children’s...

Magda Michalska 5 December 2018

Wayne Thiebaud’s Sweet Paintings and Sharon Core’s Take on Them

For centuries we have seen artists copying others’ work in order to learn how to draw correctly or to find out what style they want to follow.

Helena Pereira 10 October 2018