A prophet of modernism
Strong colors and sinuous figures
El Greco (1541–1614) was born Doménik..
Symmetry and opulence
Art and architecture of ancient Egypt
An ardent admirer of the superb skil..
The great Belgian painter of macabre and ghoulish scenes
It was never a sure ..
Angelika Muthesius, Gilles Néret
A broad range of different approaches to eroticism
Most artists try their hands at erotic work. T..
Mathematical problems and visual illusions in the enigmatic work of M.C. Escher
“A woman once r..
Durante le prime due decadi degli anni 'venti, molti artisti si cimentarono con i dettami dell' e..
This visceral life
Seeing the world through Expressionist eyes
Sharp angles, strange forms, luri..
Abstract expressionism—the non-representational use of paint as a means of personal expression—em..
Tearing things up
The radical gestures of Lucio Fontana
Lucio Fontana (1899–1968) was an Italian..
Françoise Gilot, Thérèse Crémieux, Hans Werner Holzwarth
Françoise Gilot’s travel sketchbooks
French artist Françoise Gilot, born in 1921, can..
Portraits which scrutinized beneath the skin
Lucian Freud (1922–2011) was inte..
The king of the contemplative landscape
The most important German artist of hi..
The Italian avant-garde
Inspired by the development of Cubism, the Futurist movement was foun..
Fast and furious
The action men of modernism
With motion and machines as its most treasured trop..
Ingo F. Walther
A Frenchman in Tahiti
After starting a career as a bank broker, Paul Gauguin (1848–1903) turned t..