WTF Art History

Erotica

Does My Bum Look Big in This? The Female Body in Art

From Kylie to the Kardashians, bums seem to be big news. But that’s not modern selfie culture – the female body, especially buttocks have been a...

Candy Bedworth 22 April 2021

Erotica

Celebrating the Male Body in Renaissance Florence

The adoration of the male body was an inspiration for many artists and there is no medium better suited to presenting the full beauty and complexity...

Joanna Kaszubowska 21 April 2021

Contemporary Art

Body in the Art of David Hammons and Laura Aguilar

David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968-1979, at The Drawing Center (closes May 23) and Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 21 April 2021

Erotica

Body Positivity in Art: Paintings That Will Make You Feel Better About Your Body

If you happen to feel negative about your body size, your weight, or your shape from time to time (or at all times, like me), then have a look at...

Magda Michalska 20 April 2021

Art History 101

10 Things You Should Know About Titian

Titian (Tiziano Vecellio, 1490–1576) was an Italian painter active in Venice in the 16th century. He is considered the greatest painter in the...

Anastasia Manioudaki 19 April 2021

Bizarre

What I Found in the Museum Of Bad Art

MOBA, or the Museum Of Bad Art, is replete with almost anything that could be wished for in terms of the good, the bad, the very bad, the hilarious,...

Sarah Mills 16 April 2021

Ancient Art

Mysterious Female Nude Statuettes of the Parthian Empire

Several female nude statuettes have been unearthed from the subterranean landscape of ancient Iraq. Rendered in the Greco-Babylonian style, these...

Marga Patterson 13 April 2021

Escape to the Forest: The Birth of Barbizon School

During the 19th century, the most promising artists trained at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris. The academy taught its pupils...

Gokce Dyson 12 April 2021

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

The Story of Damien Hirst’s Famous Shark

This shark is considered the iconic work of British art from the 1990s and has become a symbol of Britart worldwide. It was funded by Charles...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 April 2021

Renaissance

7 Images of Dürer’s Animals that Are Better than Trip to a Zoo

Albrecht Dürer‘s keen interest in nature was a typical manifestation of the Renaissance. Animals were not generally considered to be...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 April 2021

Art State of Mind

Art Activist Barbie, When Playful Protests Indicate Gender Inequality in Art

Art Activist Barbie has been showing up in museums and galleries for over three years, criticizing the male-dominated art world. Holding a lollipop...

Errika Gerakiti 8 April 2021