#20th century

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: A Bigger Splash by David Hockney

David Hockney is one of Britain’s most well-known and influential artists. His iconic style is instantly recognizable. As you hunch over your...

Candy Bedworth 26 June 2022

Photography

David Hockney and the Camera: A Composite Polaroid Reality

Sometime before 1982, David Hockney commented, “Photography is all right if you don’t mind looking at the world from the point of view of...

Magda Michalska 26 June 2022

Antoni, Gaudí, Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain, My Modern Met Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudí

Today’s modern construction techniques allow us to build huge structures in just a few months or years. For example, the Shard in London was built...

Joanna Kaszubowska 25 June 2022

Art Travels

Antoni Gaudí and Barcelona: The World Heritage Route

Antoni Gaudí is Catalonia’s most renowned architect and interior designer. For most of his life he was bound to the Catalan capital,...

Kacper Grass 25 June 2022

Art State of Mind

Midsummer – An Old Pagan Tradition in Scandinavian Art

The summer solstice in June is celebrated throughout several cultures. The Scandinavian culture is no exception to that. Initially tied to pagan...

Merve Parla 24 June 2022

Masterpiece Stories

The Story of Girl at Mirror by Norman Rockwell

Do you know the fairytale Snow White? Girl at Mirror by Norman Rockwell would certainly be a contestant to Snow White’s wicked stepmother as...

Rute Ferreira 23 June 2022

Review

Vivian Maier: The Self-Portrait and Its Double in Brussels

For the first time in Belgium, Bozar presents an exhibition on the work of Vivian Maier. Unknown in her lifetime, she is now recognized as one of the...

Tommy Thiange 23 June 2022

Louise Bourgeois, Maman, 1999, steel, bronze, marble. Stavros Niarchos Cultural Foundation, Athens, Greece. Author's photo. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Maman by Louise Bourgeois

Maman is one of the most iconic sculptures ever created. Its dimensions are monumental, and it can only be installed either outdoors or in an...

Errika Gerakiti 23 June 2022

Artist Stories

Gluck – No Prefix, No Suffix Queer Artist

Since we celebrate Pride month in June, I want to join in the promotion of tolerance and raising awareness of the prejudices faced by LGBTQ+ people.

Magda Michalska 23 June 2022

Artist Stories

More Than Fifty Shades of Grey in the Grey Life of Romaine Brooks

The story of Romaine Brooks could have been a story of success, luxury, and the easy life since she was born into a very wealthy American family (her...

Magda Michalska 23 June 2022

Artist Stories

Claude Cahun. A Surrealist Queer Prophet

Claude Cahun famously said “Masculine? Feminine? It depends on the situation. Neuter is the only gender that always suits me.”...

Candy Bedworth 23 June 2022

Review

The Original Guerilla Girls: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore. Book Review

If I asked for your top 10 political artists, does Claude Cahun spring to mind? Marcel Moore? No, I guessed as much. But these two art activists had...

Candy Bedworth 23 June 2022