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WTF Art History

Secrets of Ghost Photography in the 19th Century

Spirit photography, photographs that allegedly show ghosts, have always captured the eye. They are peculiar, bizarre, but above all else horrifying.

Sofia Rodriguez Cuevas 11 April 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: A Ride for Liberty by Eastman Johnson

The cool morning dew blew against their warm sweaty skin as the horse led them towards the free North. Stories of another life, a free life,...

James W Singer 11 April 2021

Animals

Famous Lobsters in Art

Lobsters, large marine crustaceans, have been eaten by humans since prehistoric times. They became a delicacy by the Roman period. They were also...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 April 2021

Bizarre

A Hero and Mythical Creatures: Famous Spiders in Art

Spiders disturb the majority of the people. Even though they are much smaller, and thus much less powerful than us, we cannot help but fear their...

Belkıs Pesen 6 April 2021

European Art

Victorian Feminists and Their Supernatural Powers

The Victorian feminists in 19th century England paved the way for the women’s movement across the world. The “New Woman,” as she was...

Anastasia Manioudaki 3 April 2021

European Art

Five Things Everyone Should Know About the Victorians

What do we think of when we ponder the Victorian era? I for one almost always think of steam trains, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Sherlock...

Sarah Mills 1 April 2021

Dine & Wine

Picnic Time! Best Picnic Inspirations From Art

The days are getting warmer and longer and all I can think about are picnics and barbecues; when the sun is shining, the grass is green and birds are...

Magda Michalska 20 March 2021

Art State of Mind

Birdies, Flowers and Virgins: the Real Meanings of Spring in Art

Spring is my favorite season and it seems to have been a favorite season of many artists throughout art history. Is it for its blossoming flowers,...

Magda Michalska 19 March 2021

Women Artists

Restoring Women in Art History – Advancing Women Artists Retrospective

Late last year, Advancing Women Artists (AWA) announced that its activities will come to an end in June 2021. For over a decade, this Florence,...

Alexandra Kiely 19 March 2021

Celebrities of the Floating World

Celebrities of the floating world is the first Romanian exhibition of a private ukiyo-e collection and one of the very few of its kind in the world.

Irina Diana Calu 17 March 2021

Classic Art Under Water! Florence Street Art of Blub

Florence street art may be something you don’t expect to see when you visit this beautiful city. Some time ago I visited Florence and while...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 March 2021

4 Things About Barbara Rose’s Legacy in Art History

Sadly, an influential American art historian and critic Barbara Rose died from cancer on December 25th, 2020. Born in 1936, she studied art history...

Amélie Pascutto 12 March 2021