#Political Art

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Fons Americanus by Kara Walker

Kara Elizabeth Walker, born in 1969, is an American contemporary artist. She is known as a painter, silhouettist, print-maker, installation artist,...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 4 February 2024

The Line Guston Review

Philip Guston Retrospective at Tate Modern

The current Philip Guston retrospective at the Tate Modern presents a vast selection of the artist’s life works spanning over 50 years, from the...

Isabella Wilkinson 1 February 2024

Contemporary Art

Most Important Works of Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys was one of those mysterious artists whose biography can be considered a separate work of art. He’s rightly regarded as one of the...

Magda Michalska 29 January 2024

Doreen Garner. Courtesy of New Museum. Stir World. Contemporary Art

Doreen Garner: The Artist Behind KING COBRA and Body Horror Sculptures

KING COBRA, documented as Doreen Lynette Garner, is an impressive contemporary sculptor living and working in Brooklyn, New York City. Born in 1986...

Errika Gerakiti 10 January 2024

William Blake The Ancient of Days, from Europe A Prophecy, 1794, watercolor etching, The British Museum, London, UK. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Ancient of Days by William Blake

The Ancient of Days, designed, printed, and hand colored by William Blake, was the frontispiece of his 1794 poem Europe a Prophecy. An epic...

Catriona Miller 3 January 2024

Pop art

Two Worlds Collide: Pop Art and the Cuban Revolution

Would it surprise you to learn that pop art aesthetics became popular in socialist Cuba at the very same time it was gaining fame across the USA and...

Kacper Grass 29 December 2023

Jean-Michel Basquiat at an exhibition of his work in 1988, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY, USA. Photograph vt Julio Donoso via The Guardian. Artist Stories

Like a Flame – Jean-Michel Basquiat in 5 Paintings

He started out a couch-surfing throwaway. One day, a painting of his would sell for the highest price ever for an American artist at a public...

Helen Jeffery 22 December 2023

Migrants. Banksy, Migrant Child, 2019, Island of Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy. Contemporary Art

Banksy on the Side of Migrants

Banksy is an artist who became famous all over the world for his clever political and social graffiti. He always denounces injustice, inequality, and...

Camilla de Laurentis 18 December 2023

Art History 101

Dutch Golden Age Explained

When one thinks of any Golden Age, the first thing that comes to mind is the 17th-century Netherlands at its glory – the Dutch Golden Age. The most...

Nicole Ganbold 15 December 2023

Attributed to the Workshop of Nicholas Hilliard, Elizabeth I Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Portrait of Elizabeth I

The portrait of Elizabeth I is attributed to the workshop of Nicholas Hilliard and showcases the queen in her sixties. Similar to other images of...

Anna Ingram 7 December 2023

Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon Crossing the Alps, 1802, Château de Versailles, France. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David

Jacques-Louis David’s Napoleon Crossing the Alps is one of the most famous and politically iconic images of European art history. However, it is a...

James W Singer 4 December 2023

Theater & Cinema

Postwar Modernism in Cinema: Italian Neorealism

World War II ravaged everything in its path. The global economy was ruined, and many cities were completely destroyed, not to mention the number of...

Errika Gerakiti 15 November 2023