#20th century

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

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

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

Beirut’s Art Scene: Before the Blast and Now

It was only three years ago, after a long civil war, that Beirut's art scene began to find its feet. Despite ever-present political corruption, an...

Abreeza Thomas 10 September 2020

Art State of Mind

Artists and Their Myths

Sometimes, the story that is attached to an artist is as important as their craft. Let’s take a look at artists and the myths that are related to...

Noa Weisberg 7 September 2020

Women Artists

Luchita Hurtado: Art and Life Over a Century

Luchita Hurtado (November 28, 1920 - August 13, 2020) was an artist, photographer, poet, environmentalist, activist, feminist, fashion designer, and...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 6 September 2020

Love Story

Paint Me Like One of Your French Girls: The Life and Business of Agostina Segatori

Agostina Segatori's face is most widely recognized in the works of key artists between 1860 and 1887. Her Italian features inspired many painters in...

Yasmin Ozkan 1 September 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Lyonel Feninger, Sailboats

Cubism. The word instantly evokes images of Picasso and his figures with multiple noses. However, there is more than just Picasso who excels in this...

James W Singer 30 August 2020