#20th century

Fashion

Dressed in a Masterpiece: Sonia Delaunay and Her Wearable Art

Sonia Delaunay was a Ukrainian-born French artist and fashion designer, who spent most of her working life in Paris. Along with her husband, Robert...

Zuzanna Stańska 2 April 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Red Tower by Robert Delaunay

When people speak of Paris, the Eiffel Tower is probably the first thing that flashes into the imagination. It is the iconic symbol of Paris. Robert...

James W Singer 2 April 2024

Animals

Dogs in Modern Art: From Greyhounds and Dachshunds to Keith Haring’s Canine Symbolism

Dogs have been inspiring artists for centuries, capturing their beauty, movement, and character on canvas. From Amadeo de Souza Cardoso’s elegant...

Joanna Kaszubowska 1 April 2024

Gerhard Richter, Betty Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Betty by Gerhard Richter

An unconventional portrait where the sitter looks away. The striking colors and flawless technique. A photo or a painting? Let’s dive into the...

Natalia Tiberio 31 March 2024

Arthur Bispo do Rosário South American Art

The Embroidered Life of Arthur Bispo do Rosário

Arthur Bispo do Rosário is a mythic figure in Brazilian art. He never considered himself an artist and he spent many years living in a psychiatric...

Natalia Tiberio 29 March 2024

North American Art

An Unusual Comparison: Amish Quilts and Modern Art

Many people would never expect to see an Amish quilt and a painting by an American abstract artist displayed together. However, since the 1970s,...

Heather Johnson 29 March 2024

Dance

A Meringue Ballerina: Anna Pavlova in Paintings

Anna Pavlova, a Russian ballerina, was highly independent for her times. She formed her own company and choreographed her own performances. She toured the world for twenty years and introduced ballet to other parts of the world. Pavlova was so famous that she was honored with a dessert named after her, it is called the Pavlova cake!

Anuradha Sroha 29 March 2024

Asian Art

Turmoil and Resilience: 20th-Century Korean Art

The history of modern Korean art is closely linked to the historical events unfolding in the country at the time. The 20th century was a very...

Guest Profile 28 March 2024

Vivienne Westwood Fashion

Vivienne Westwood: An Activist and Punk’s Fashion Queen

Vivienne Westwood needs no introduction: she was a prolific fashion designer who gained fame by making punk designs before it was cool and by...

Errika Gerakiti 28 March 2024

Sculpture

Richard Serra Dies Aged 85. Discover His Most Iconic Sculptures

Richard Serra, an American artist and sculptor involved in the Process Art Movement, died of pneumonia on Tuesday aged 85. He often constructed...

Caroline Galambosova 27 March 2024

Artist Stories

Painting a Woman: The Story of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener Through Their Art

The Danish landscape artist Lili Elvenes (1882-1931), born Einar Wegener and better known as Lili Elbe, and her spouse, the Art Deco portrait artist...

Iolanda Munck 27 March 2024

Photo of Andy Warhol with Archie, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA. Animals

Great Artists’ Dachshund Muses

Did you know that some of the world’s most celebrated artists and performers have been dachshund owners? This extensive list of elite creatives...

Maya M. Tola 26 March 2024