#20th century

Piet Mondrian, The Gray Tree, 1912, Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Hague, Netherlands. Painting

5 Paintings by Piet Mondrian You Wouldn’t Believe Were His

Piet Mondrian, one of the founders of the Dutch modern movement De Stijl, is mostly known for his pure abstractions from the 1920s, reduced to lines,...

Zuzanna Stańska, Aniela Rybak 1 February 2024

Contemporary Art

Most Important Works of Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys was one of those mysterious artists whose biography can be considered a separate work of art. He’s rightly regarded as one of the...

Magda Michalska 29 January 2024

Herstory

Painting a Reputation: The Portrait of Empress Dowager Cixi by Katharine Augusta Carl

Art and politics have been closely intertwined throughout global history. This article studies the case of The Empress Dowager Cixi of China by...

Iolanda Munck 29 January 2024

Bizarre

It’s a Dog’s Life According to Cassius Coolidge

Have you ever imagined a world dominated by animals? Have you read Orwell’s Animal Farm and wondered what it would be like to live in such a...

Magda Michalska 29 January 2024

Impressionists, Claude Monet, Water Lilies, 1906 Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Water Lilies by Claude Monet

Water Lilies is a masterpiece of Impressionism. It blends the artist’s objective world and subjective...

James W Singer 28 January 2024

Georgia O’Keeffe Jack-in-the-Pulpit Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV by Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the greatest female artists of the early 20th century. She could also be considered the mother of American Modernism.

James W Singer 28 January 2024

Women Artists

Charlotte Salomon: Theater of Life and Death

This is not a story with a happy ending. Or a happy beginning for that matter. It’s a story of suicides, sexual abuse, a mystery to solve and art...

Magda Michalska 27 January 2024

Women Artists

Making Meaning: Charlotte Salomon Painting Her Childhood

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

Candy Bedworth 27 January 2024

Herstory

Malva Schalek: Art in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Malva Schalek, also known as Malvína Schalková, was a Czech-Jewish artist who endured the turbulent landscape of the early 20th century and was...

Andreea Iancu 27 January 2024

Women Artists

Story within a Story in Paula Rego’s World

Paula Rego was probably the most important figure in the narrative British painting. She drew her inspiration from fairytales, myths, animations and...

Magda Michalska 26 January 2024

Photography

Edvard Munch’s Life in Photos

Naturally, Edvard Munch is best known for his paintings. However, he was also one of the first of the generation of painters who dabbled in amateur...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 January 2024

Photography

Rare Childhood Photos of Frida Kahlo

Have you ever imagined what artists looked like when they were kids? Well, in this case, you don’t even have to use your imagination. Frida Kahlo...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 January 2024