WTF Art History

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: La Toilette by François Boucher

The soft rustle of silky cloth and the hard crackling of burning wood echo against the yellow-papered walls of the boudoir. The small room is...

James W Singer 18 February 2024

Henriëtte Ronner-Knip, Cat at Play, ca 1860-78, oil on wood panel, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Cat at Play by Henriëtte Ronner-Knip

Cat at Play is a masterpiece by Henriëtte Ronner-Knip who deserves to have her legacy revised and her fame revived. Art does not need to be radical...

James W Singer 17 February 2024

Cats

Meet Beautiful Cats by Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe

Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, a British engraver, illustrator, and painter is perhaps best known for his paintings of birds. He painted many other...

Sarah Mills 17 February 2024

Cats

Maneki Neko – Those Lucky Cats

We’ve all seen those jovial, happy cat figurines in Asian restaurants and shops. Sitting upright with their raised paw, smiling face, and trademark...

Nadine Waldmann 17 February 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat by John Weguelin

Here is a Masterpiece Story to honor our beloved cats. The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat by John Weguelin presents an imaginative interpretation of an...

Alexandra Kiely 17 February 2024

Museum Stories

Cat Obsession Embodied: Check Out These Cat Museums from All Around the World

Cats have been a common sight in different channels of art for a long time. That’s why museums dedicated to feline art are popular stops, proving...

Merve Parla 17 February 2024

Relaxing Paintings: John Singer Sargent, Neapolitan Children Bathing, 1879, The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, USA. Art State of Mind

Relax! These Paintings Will Inspire You to Chill Out

The modern way of living is very hectic. There simply is no time to relax while keeping a job and trying to tackle a million chores that creep up.

Anastasia Manioudaki 16 February 2024

Art State of Mind

The Art of Domesticity: Art Inspired by the Home

Throughout art history, domestic life has been a fundamental source of inspiration for artists. Whether it be lavish interiors or simplistic homely...

Yasmin Ozkan 16 February 2024

Art State of Mind

10 Art Masterpieces to Calm Your Anxiety

Art can be many different things: a snobbery-builder; a boredom-killer. According to some studies, it may even extend your life. It can also simply...

Zuzanna Stańska 16 February 2024

Erotica

Pillow Talk Stories: The Comfiest Beds in Paintings

When you think about it, most of the events throughout our lives take place in beds. From birth to death, beds are imbued with the ultimate...

Maia Heguiaphal 16 February 2024

WTF Art History

Cheer Me Up! 10 Funniest DailyArt Magazine Articles Ever

Here is a list of the 10 funniest (or quirkiest?) articles in the DailyArt Magazine! We hope they will pick up your mood and maybe get you searching...

Joanna Kaszubowska 16 February 2024

Asian Art

Dragons in East Asian Art

Imagination is the only limit to the stories and myths about dragons. From East to West, storytellers paint them as creatures of fire, of deep...

Yifan Xia 15 February 2024