#20th century

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Três Orixás by Djanira da Motta e Silva

Djanira da Motta e Silva pictured a very unusual Holy Trinity made of three deities from the Afro-Brazilian Pantheon. They are accompanied by...

Alicja Gluszek 17 March 2024

Fauvism

Fauvism in 10 Paintings

Can you believe that the now well-known masterpieces created by artists such as Henri Matisse and Maurice de Vlaminck were once called “wild...

Valeria Kumekina 14 March 2024

Women Artists

Making Something Beautiful: An Introduction to Inuit Artist Kenojuak Ashevak

Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013) is the most globally recognized Inuit artist. Pioneering the way, she was among the first Inuit artists to garner...

Iolanda Munck 14 March 2024

Alice Neel Georgie Arce Women Artists

Alice Neel: Collector of Souls

In 1950s America Alice Neel painted portraits of one of her neighbours, Georgie Arce, from childhood to adolescence.

Candy Bedworth 14 March 2024

Contemporary Art

The Enigmatic Universe of Anish Kapoor in 5 Artworks

With his recognizable style and enigmatic works, Anish Kapoor is one of the most prolific and influential artists of the 21st century. These 5 iconic...

Carlotta Mazzoli 12 March 2024

Contemporary Art

Superfab, Superflat! The Most Renowned Works by Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami is a Japanese artist best known for his collaborations with multiple fashion brands and famous singers. You may know him from his 2019 collab with Billie Eilish, for the music video of You Should See Me in a Crown. His creativity is informed by traditional Japanese arts and modern Japanese pop culture. His artworks appeal both to the masses as well as collectors of fine art.

Rucha Vijay Bodas 12 March 2024

Theater & Cinema

Art and Cinema: The Encounter in the Work of Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda was an important figure in the New Wave (French: Nouvelle Vague) film movement. She is known for making her own cinema. Her sensitivity...

Dévra Taboada 12 March 2024

Design

Five Key Women in Contemporary Interior Design

Introducing the pioneers of contemporary interior design: these five remarkable women have revolutionized our perception of living, working, and...

Joanna Kaszubowska 11 March 2024

Alvar Aalto, Church of the Three Crosses (Vuoksenniska Church), 1958, Imatra, Finland, photo taken from “Cuadernos de arquitectura, 39” (1960), Elara Fritzenwalden Architecture

Modernizing the Sacrum? The Church of the Three Crosses by Alvar Aalto

When we hear the word “church” the image it evokes is typically either a striking, tall gothic structure or an opulent baroque façade and...

Joanna Kaszubowska 7 March 2024

Women Artists

Anni Albers: The Artist Who Transformed Textiles

Anni Albers once referred to textile-making as “rather sissy”. Fortunately she later had a change of heart. From the Bauhaus in Germany...

Emily Snow 5 March 2024

Interview

My Great-Grandmother Tamara de Lempicka: An Interview with Marisa de Lempicka

You may not know her name but you surely know her works. Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) is the icon of a modern woman, the epitome of Art Deco. She...

Lauren Kraut 4 March 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Charles Demuth and the Figure 5

This one-sentence poem by the American poet William Carlos Williams was the inspiration for an incredible abstract work by American artist, Charles...

Wendy Gray 4 March 2024