#20th century

Design

Famous Chairs That Changed the Way We Sit

Apparently sitting is the new smoking and it will slowly kill us all. But given our current reality, we don’t have that much choice about it. One...

Joanna Kaszubowska 4 July 2022

Symbolism

Magnificent Mountain Landscapes by Ferdinand Hodler

Ferdinand Hodler was the most influential Swiss artist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Hodler’s beautiful mountain landscapes were,...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 July 2022

Painting

Arenig School: Wild Bohemians and Welsh Mountains

Welcome to a rollicking adventure with the Arenig School of automatic painting starring Augustus John, James Dickson Innes, and Derwent Lees. Arenig...

Candy Bedworth 3 July 2022

Artist Stories

Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War

“Vorticism, in fact, was what I, personally, did and said at a certain period”. These are the words of the 20th century’s most...

Wendy Gray 2 July 2022

Art History 101

Everything You Must Know About the Manifesto of Futurism

Futurism is one of those avant-garde movements of the 20th century which left its mark on modern art. The center of interest of Futurists was the...

Zuzanna Stańska 2 July 2022

Painting

Before Boccioni Turned Futurist

Very few artists developed their styles early in their careers. Most of them searched for new means of expression their entire lives, often making...

Magda Michalska 2 July 2022

Fashion

How Italian Futurism Influenced Fashion

During the 20th century Italian Futurist artists, thinkers, and like-minded creators such as Balla, Depero, or Thayaht paid attention to fashion.

Caroline Galambosova 2 July 2022

Photography

Photographer Nan Goldin: Tender Truth Teller

Nan Goldin is an American photographer. She is just as famous for her art as she is for social activism, particularly around gay and transgender...

Candy Bedworth 29 June 2022

Literature

Middle Earth and Beyond in Art: Tolkien’s Illustrations

J.R.R. Tolkien’s written works have influenced many around the globe. However, perhaps less known than his books are his illustrations that he...

Rachel Witte 28 June 2022

Review

Basquiat as Never Seen Before: King Pleasure in New York

Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure is an immersive art experience in New York City presented by the family of the artist in a space designed by the...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 27 June 2022

Museum Stories

Georgia O’Keeffe in Hawaii – Voyage for Pineapples and Artistic Freedom

Georgia O’Keeffe traveled to Hawaii for three months in 1939, leaving on January and returning in April. She was not on vacation, even though she...

Howard Schwartz 27 June 2022

Interview

The Story of Norman Rockwell’s Forgotten Model

Much has been written about Norman Rockwell’s neighbors who posed as models for his illustrations and Saturday Evening Post covers. Now 87, but...

Guest Profile 27 June 2022