#20th century

Artist Stories

“It was all so ugly”: The Tragedy of John Currie and Dolly Henry

The lives of artists are a constant source of fascination and the life of Staffordshire born artist of John Currie must rank amongst the highest.

Wendy Gray 18 June 2017

Pop art

Roy Lichtenstein’s Art Quiz For Every Art Historian

Pop art is popping up again! Yet this time, it won’t at all reveal the mechanisms of the modern society with its mass product, celebrities and...

Magda Michalska 10 June 2017

Video

Edward Hopper Talking About His Creative Process

Watch this beautiful video created by Walker Art Center presenting Edward Hopper who discusses the slow development of his iconic images. The video...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 May 2017

Video

Watch Marcel Duchamp Talking About His Art

In a 1961 interview with Katherine Kuh, Marcel Duchamp, when asked about his readymades, let it be known that the concept behind those objects might...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 May 2017

European Art

Rhapsody in Blue: Picasso’s Blue Period

Before 1901, Picasso’s subject matter was wide-ranging: urban scenes, contemporary society, religious depictions, and, once he came to Paris,...

Wendy Gray 16 May 2017

Art Forms

Looking For Fashion Inspiration? Check Out Frida Kahlo’s Clothing

Frida Kahlo, long after her death in 1954 is still perceived as an icon. Frida’s strong character can be seen not only in her intriguing...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 May 2017

Video

Watch Yves Klein’s Performance Act

This week we have already mentioned this French artist in an article 10 Masterpieces By Yves Klein You Should Know. This time we want to share a...

Zuzanna Stańska 30 April 2017

WTF Art History

Are You Into Illusions? Oops, It’s Op Art again!

Ever been to an optometrist? Then you probably know these graphic cards which check whether you are colour blind. I remember how stressed I always...

Magda Michalska 22 April 2017

Video

Watch Francis Bacon Talking About Brutality of Fact

Francis Bacon and brutality – two words that matches perfectly together. Bacon (1909 – 1992) was an Irish figurative painter known for his...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 March 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Paul Gauguin, The Yellow Christ

Yellow Christ is a painting created by Paul Gauguin in 1889 in Pont-Aven. Now it is owned by Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Paul Gauguin, Self-Portrait...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 March 2017

Sculpture

Masterpieces of Minimalism by Robert Morris

What do you get when you strip art of metaphor, representation or metaphysics? It turns out that even if „what you see is what you see”, as Frank...

Piotr Policht 20 February 2017

Art Forms

Edward Hopper’s Paintings Recreated As Photographs

Richard Tuschman is a fine art photographer, whose works has appeared on a number of book covers, ad campaigns and exhibitions. In his project,...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 February 2017