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Piet Mondrian and the “De Stijl” group

A pioneer of abstract art, Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), started his career painting landscapes until he developed an interest in the mystical principles of theosophy...

“The Scream” by Edvard Munch (1893, National Museum of Art, Olio,...

A prolific troubled artist, Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was preoccupied with human mortality, and he expressed these obsessions through intense colour, flowing, distorted forms and...

The Modern Age of Photography

The early 20th century brought exciting advances in technology, transport and exploration. It was the period of the pioneer aviators, the start of I...

“Rebellious Silence” by Shirin Neshat

In the image the woman gazes with dignity past the barrel of the gun that she is holding, proud to be wearing her veil...

“Mountains and Sea” by Helen Frankenthaler (1952, National Gallery of Art,...

One of the most influential artists of the mid 20th century, Helen Frankenthaler (1928—2011) was an Abstract Expressionist painter with a free, distinctive style...

Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych (1962)

Originally a successful commercial artist, Andy Warhol (1928—87) became the internationally recognized, flamboyant Pop artist Andy Warhol. He challenged basic assumptions of what art...

“The Reading Establishment” c. 1845 by William Henry Fox Talbot

William Henry Fox Talbot’s longtime valet, the Dutch-born Nicolaas Henneman, had worked beside his master in photographic experiments from the start. With many photographic successes...
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