#20th century

Louise Bourgeois, Maman, 1999, steel, bronze, marble. Stavros Niarchos Cultural Foundation, Athens, Greece. Author's photo. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Maman by Louise Bourgeois

Maman is one of the most iconic sculptures ever created. Its dimensions are monumental, and it can only be installed either outdoors or in an...

Errika Gerakiti 12 May 2024

Review

About Face: Stonewall, Revolt, and New Queer Art

About Face: Stonewall, Revolt, and New Queer Art was initially an exhibition that marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Previously on...

Ania Kaczynska 9 May 2024

Review

Nothing Ever Just Disappears: A Queer Sense of Place

How does the place where art was created impact the work itself? And, in turn, can art influence how we view those very places? Diarmuid Hester...

Jenna Burns 9 May 2024

Fashion

Christian Dior and Surrealist Women Artists

Feminism which entered the public debate a few decades ago has influenced many aspects of our culture, including fashion. Many designers have...

Errika Gerakiti 6 May 2024

Women Artists

Luchita Hurtado: Art and Life Over a Century

Luchita Hurtado (1920–2020) was an artist, photographer, poet, environmentalist, activist, feminist, fashion designer, and so much more over the...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 6 May 2024

Photography

Capturing the Truth: The Courageous Lens of Letizia Battaglia

Letizia Battaglia was an Italian photographer who gained international recognition for her powerful and poignant documentary work, particularly...

Lisa Scalone 2 May 2024

Abstract painting. Abstract Expressionism

The Abstract Expressionism of Judith Godwin

Abstract Expressionist painter Judith Godwin (1930-2021) challenged the norms of a male-dominated art movement. She started under the tutelage of...

Nikolina Konjevod 2 May 2024

Black and white photograph of a caucasian woman astride a horse, facing right Women Artists

Edith Somerville: Author, Artist, and Activist

Edith Somerville lived as full a life as anyone. Having the financial means, she led a life with no barriers as an unmarried author of several books,...

Lauren Kraut 2 May 2024

Harry Clarke, Its Figures Passed By Me from Edgar Allan Poe, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, George G. Harrap and Co., London, 1919. Public Domain Review. Detail. Literature

Beautiful and Scary: Illustrations for Poe’s Horror Stories by Harry Clarke

Harry Clarke was an Irish stained glass artist and book illustrator. He made notable works in both fields but somehow his stained glass works are a...

Marija Canjuga 2 May 2024

History

The Great Depression: An Unprecedented Time in Art History

In the late 1920s and early 1930s, the Great Depression wreaked havoc on the world, especially in the United States. In 1933,  Franklin D. Roosevelt...

Sam Malone 1 May 2024

Review

Mothers of Invention: The Feminist Roots of Contemporary Art – Book Review

The book Mothers of Invention: The Feminist Roots of Contemporary Art comprises an innovative collection of essays by four different authors. Each...

Kaena Daeppen 29 April 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird by Frida Kahlo

The story of Frida Kahlo is narrated through her artworks. She left an indelible mark on the art world with her emotionally charged and...

Celia Leiva Otto 28 April 2024