WTF Art History

Art State of Mind

Just Married: Wedding Paintings which Will Secure a Happy Future Together

Is it only me, or do you also find yourself seeing all those happy photos of your friends/acquaintances getting married while scrolling your Facebook...

Magda Michalska 13 February 2021

Artist Stories

The Sad Story of Vincent van Gogh and His Lovers

Vincent van Gogh’s love life was a really sad one. The list of the artist’s lovers is full of unsuccessful romances and rejections. This...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 February 2021

Love Story

Romeo and Juliet of the East: Laila and Majnun

Laila and Qays are the Romeo and Juliet of the East. The tragic tale of these ill-fated lovers has been widely featured in Asian and Middle Eastern...

Maya Tola 12 February 2021

Celebrating Chinese New Year: Which Ox Would You Choose?

Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival celebrates the beginning of a new year based on the lunisolar calendar. In 2021, the first day of the Chinese...

Marina Kochetkova 12 February 2021

Love Story

The Nude Love of Ida Rubinstein and Romaine Brooks

Being a bisexual woman at the beginning of the 20th century was difficult. They were looked down on, they were scorned and discussed behind their...

Magda Michalska 11 February 2021

Love Story

Gilbert & George – Art and Love at First Sight

One day two young students, Gilbert Prousch and George Passmore, met at Central Saint Martins College of Art in London in 1967. It was love at first...

Magda Michalska 10 February 2021

Love Story

An Avant-garde Love Story: Goncharova and Larionov’s Romance

Valentine’s Day is coming up so it’s high time to get into the romantic mood. Since it’s already been our little tradition to...

Magda Michalska 9 February 2021

Love Story

An Ode to the Kiss in Art

It’s that time of year again where cute candy hearts and boxes of chocolate line the supermarket shelves. Children hand out cute valentine...

Rachel Witte 8 February 2021

Bizarre

Attention, Dangerous Art! How Art Can Hurt You

Every once in a while, an accident involving an artwork happens. Usually it is the artwork that ends up damaged, but sometimes it is the audience...

Joanna Kaszubowska 7 February 2021

European Art

Where is the Queen? Black Women in Western Art

For centuries, black women appeared in Western art as slaves, servants, or exotic novelties. But as regal queens and leaders? Shamefully not. We will...

Candy Bedworth 3 February 2021

Art State of Mind

The Art of Wellbeing: Hygge Found in the Masterpieces

In 2016, The Collins English Dictionary named “hygge” the runner-up word of the year. Since then, at least 20 books have been published on the...

Ledys Chemin 31 January 2021

Bizarre

10 Most Scary Paintings

Paintings can represent both real and unreal themes and scary paintings are a mixture of both. Among all the emotions that make up the human psyche,...

Gabriela Hurtado 30 January 2021