WTF Art History

Commedia dell’Arte Characters in Art

Commedia dell’arte is a form of theater popular from the 16th to the 18th century. The name means comedy of art indicating that the performers...

Anastasia Manioudaki 22 March 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

Art For All: Interview with Podcast Host Jo McLaughlin

I sat down with the podcast host of Jo’s Art History, Jo McLaughlin, to discuss the future of the art world, her job as an artist liaison and...

Rachel Witte 13 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

Art State of Mind

This Is What the Art World Looks Like

Book Review: "We Are Here - Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World" and Interview with the author Jasmin Hernandez, Founder of Gallery Gurls

Jennifer S. Musawwir 11 March 2021

Erotica

Pretty Women: Female Beauty and the Three Graces in Paintings

The paintings depicting three Graces are present throughout all art history. Although the characters are the same, the representations change a lot...

Rute Ferreira 5 March 2021

Women Artists

Frida Kahlo and the Symbolism in Her Art

Frida Kahlo, who lived during the first half of the 20th century changed art history. She put her own dreams into her work. She had many ups and...

Emre Kagitci 4 March 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Jan Asselijn, Threatened Swan

Swans are normally characterized as graceful birds. They are magnificent and majestic. However, Jan Asselijn displays another side of these elegant...

James W Singer 28 February 2021

Painting

10 Most Beautiful Artistic Flower Arrangements for Spring

Winter passed so quickly this year. The situation is still weird, to say the least, in several countries around the world. However, Spring has always...

Errika Gerakiti 21 February 2021

Art State of Mind

Flying Objects in Art: Kites

So far we’ve had balloons and celestial bodies as part of this series. Now we move to kites as our flying objects in art, but where do we...

Sarah Mills 20 February 2021

Love Story

Lovebirds and Life Partners – Famous Artist Couples

Al Green famously sang Let’s Stay Together but artists are notorious for tempestuous relationships that end badly. But hey, it’s...

Candy Bedworth 14 February 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Pieter de Ring, Still Life with a Golden Goblet

Why is food such a popular image for art and culture? For millennia it has been a source of inspiration from ancient Roman mosaics through Dutch...

James W Singer 14 February 2021