Cubism

Noted iconoclastic Jewish-American poet, playwright, novelist, and art collector Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) is remembered for her experimental use of language, her frank depiction of lesbian…
Although she is widely seen as one of art history’s most important sculptors, many of Katarzyna Kobro’s (1898-1951) works are no longer extant. This is especially true of her earliest artworks. The…
Orphism seemed to stem from Cubism, in part, because it shared the desire to break down solid objects and challenge human perceptions of time, space, and volume. And yet, this “offshoot” of Cubism…
There is much to ponder about creative shifts in late-career artmaking. It’s a subject that has always fascinated scholars and audiences in all the arts because we usually expect painters, like…
The abstract expressionist painter and Chicago-born poet Corinne Michelle West (1908-1991) was thirty-one years old when she officially changed her name in both her personal and professional life to…
Conservators at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) have discovered a treasure hidden in one of their most famous Picasso works.
This week, one lucky raffle winner is taking home her very own Picasso.
Experience the Picasso and Paper exhibition from your own home in this video tour of the galleries, created before the Royal Academy had to close its doors due to coronavirus.