WTF Art History

Art History 101

Expressionism: Artists, Paintings, and Everything You Need to Know About the Art Movement

Expressionism developed the ideas of Post-Impressionism and became another prominent trend in the history of art. Some of its most remarkable...

Nataliia Pecherska 14 November 2020

Art for Climate Change: Emily Carr, Odds and Ends

Art has always had the power to communicate all kinds of emotions; some paintings convey a sense of peace and quiet, while others can make us feel...

Arianna Richetti 10 November 2020

Women Artists

The Original Guerilla Girls: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore

A book review of Paper Bullets by Jeffrey H Jackson. If I asked for your top 10 political artists, does Claude Cahun spring to mind? Marcel Moore?...

Candy Bedworth 10 November 2020

Cats

Louis Wain and His Weird Cats

The British artist Louis Wain was a highly successful illustrator, mainly known for his humorous graphics of cats. His quirky feline pictures were...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 9 November 2020

Artist Stories

The Mysterious Pinturas Negras Reveal Goya’s Darkest Secrets

There are already several articles that treat in detail the life and works of Francisco Goya. If you want to learn about his career or most famous...

Magda Michalska 9 November 2020

Literature

15 Books About Art to Read During Quarantine

Hopefully you are all in good health as the coronavirus rampages through the world! As quarantine seems to be the order of the day again and DailyArt...

Joanna Kaszubowska 7 November 2020

dailyart

Wonderful Paintings Inspired by Famous Literary Couples

Art & Literature have been ‘a thing‘ for centuries and they’re still at it. We have plucked a few worthy fruits of their union...

Giordana Goretti 6 November 2020

Art State of Mind

Flying Objects in Art: Balloons

When we think of flying objects in art we might not put balloons at the top of our list, and yet they appear everywhere. As the words from Jethro...

Sarah Mills 6 November 2020

Miyatake Gaikotsu and his Puzzling Postcards

At the beginning of the 20th century, when Japan started embracing the West and rapid industrialization of almost all aspects of life, Miyatake...

Magda Michalska 4 November 2020

Literature

The Art of Ekphrasis: 5 Novels that Deftly Describe Art

Describing works of art is an essential part of art history and even as a research method in itself. And yet, description is also often dismissed as...

Isla Phillips 2 November 2020

Bizarre

Halloween Special: Horror in Art

Horror isn’t an element only of the movies or literature. Artists throughout time have painted repulsive and ghastly themes. For example, a...

Errika Gerakiti 31 October 2020

Top 10 Weird Christian Relics

Heads, shoulders, knees, and toes… Saintly toes? The variety of saintly relics really offers it all. I hope all of this is not too morbid for...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 30 October 2020