#20th century

Museum Stories

Escape to Dia Beacon, New York

The Dia Art Fountain in Beacon, New York was permitted to welcome visitors back in August, several weeks ahead of museums in New York City. Timed...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 3 November 2020

Women Artists

The Art of Mia Makila: 13 Important Questions

Viewing the art of Mia Makila is like walking into a labyrinthine psyche masquerading as a shop. You open the door, the bell rings, and you realise...

Sarah Mills 30 October 2020

Women Artists

Where is Ana Mendieta? The Unresolved Mystery

“Where is Ana Mendieta?” was the question shouted in 1992 by over 500 protesters lined in front of the newly opened Guggenheim Museum...

Magda Michalska 29 October 2020

Bizarre

Weird & Bizarre: A Toilet as a Work of Art

A joke, a provocation, or an attempt to attract your attention? Maybe none of these or maybe all of them. Here are the three of the most renowned...

Caroline Galambosova 27 October 2020

Berthe Weill: The Unknown Gallerist of the Avant-Garde

Do you know the name of the first female modern art gallery owner? Berthe Weill was born in 1865 and died in 1951 in Paris but nowadays she seems to...

Maia Heguiaphal 22 October 2020

Women Artists

Mirror Mosaics and Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1922-2019) was a contemporary, Iranian artist who became a living legend while she was still alive. Her oeuvre...

Marga Patterson 14 October 2020

Architecture

Puzzles with the Shade of Communism: 10 Great Soviet Mosaics in Russia

In the conditions of the rigid USSR system of control, impersonality of buildings was practically inevitable. However, there was one way of escape:...

Elizaveta Ermakova 12 October 2020

Artist Stories

Frida Kahlo: The Suffering Behind Her Paintings

One of the most famous artists of the 20th century was Frida Kahlo. She became an international icon of our age, not only because of her paintings,...

Arianna Richetti 8 October 2020

WTF Art History

Nighthawks as Memes – Edward Hopper’s Best Renditions

Edward Hopper's Nighthawks is one of the best known images of 20th-century art that has also become one of the most popular meme sources of the 21st...

Celia Leiva Otto 28 September 2020

Impressionism Features in Bombay Progressive Artists Group

Progressive Artists Group (PAG) was an answer to the existing Indian institutional structure of exhibitions in the mid-20th century. It was a...

Urvi Chheda 24 September 2020

Fashion

The Forgotten Couturier Elsa Schiaparelli: Surrealism, Art and Revolutionary Fashion

Italian female fashion designer and couturier, the greatest rival of Coco Chanel, and a friend of Surrealists like Salvador Dalì and Man Ray, Elsa...

Caroline Galambosova 19 September 2020

Fashion

A Fierce Romance of Art and Fashion: The Friendship of Salvador Dali and Coco Chanel

When Dali moved to Paris in 1926, Chanel was already a famous fashion designer. Dali had already worked in the fashion industry, as he had...

Errika Gerakiti 18 September 2020