#20th century

Lucian Freud Artist Stories

The Joy of Lucian Freud: Self-Portraits

Lucian Freud (1922-2011) is regarded as the pre-eminent British figurative painter of the last 60 years. Francis Bacon, two decades older, and David...

Guest Profile 10 February 2022

Theater & Cinema

Djibril Diop Mambéty – The Poet of African Cinema

“It is good for the future of cinema that Africa exists.” Born on January 23rd, 1945, in Colobane, a small town south-west of Dakar,...

Montaine Dumont 6 February 2022

Women Artists

5 Women Who Changed the 20th Century Interior Design

Originally I wanted to write about ten women interior designers, it seemed simple enough. But when I started my research the five women you’ll meet...

Joanna Kaszubowska 31 January 2022

Group 1890 Asian Art

Group 1890: Indian Modern Artists’ Collective

During the early and mid 20th century, Indian modern art had witnessed the germination of several artists’ collectives. Significantly, all had...

Urvi Chheda 27 January 2022

Architecture

Puzzles with the Shade of Communism: 10 Great Soviet Mosaics in Russia

In the conditions of the rigid USSR system of control, impersonality of buildings was practically inevitable. However, there was one way of escape:...

Elizaveta Ermakova 11 January 2022

North American Art

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 9 January 2022

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 8 January 2022

Sculpture

Five Pioneering Modern Sculpture Artists of India

Sculptures have been a part of Indian culture since time immemorial. However, in the post-independent era in India, the practice of Indian modern...

Guest Profile 7 January 2022

Artist Stories

Living in the Shadow – Marie and Peder Severin Krøyer

Marie and Peder Severin Krøyer were a 19th and early 20th century couple, and, while their marriage and lives were far from ideal, history has...

Pola Otterstein 8 September 2021

An Important Concept: Shadows in Japanese Culture

Jun’ichirō Tanizaki (1886-1965) was an important Japanese writer, mainly during the Shōwa period. One of the author’s most important...

Luciana Craciun 24 August 2021

Erotica

Scandalous World of Hans Bellmer: Dolls, Ropes, and Erotic Photography

“I am human, and I think nothing human is alien to me”, said Terence, Roman playwright sometime in the 2nd century BCE. I think that art...

Magda Michalska 18 August 2021

Still Lifes Too Vivid to Be Real – Imagined Realism in Luigi Lucioni’s Art

For some people, realism is defined by painting what they see. For Luigi Lucioni, it meant painting what he thought was there. Luigi Lucioni’s...

Anthony de Feo 15 August 2021