WTF Art History

Women Artists

The Art of Mia Makila: 13 Important Questions

Viewing the art of Mia Makila is like walking into a labyrinthine psyche masquerading as a shop. You open the door, the bell rings, and you realise...

Sarah Mills 30 October 2020

Bizarre

Weird & Bizarre: A Toilet as a Work of Art

A joke, a provocation, or an attempt to attract your attention? Maybe none of these or maybe all of them. Here are the three of the most renowned...

Caroline Galambosova 27 October 2020

Gifs

An Animated Cabinet of Curiosities – The Best Art GIFs

What happens when old paintings, photos, illustrations and posters which are available digitally are shared with digital artists to play with and...

Europeana 26 October 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Cavaliere d’Arpino, Perseus Rescuing Andromeda

The roar of the sea monster blends with the screams of the scared princess! The chained beauty awaits her bloody death as the ugly beast lurches...

James W Singer 25 October 2020

Dine & Wine

Do You “Pronkstill”Even? Social Media of the Dutch Golden Age

Carefully arranged plates of food surrounded by carefully planned out backgrounds, images with hidden meanings, a snapshot of wealth… What may...

Rachel Witte 24 October 2020

Baroque

Vermeer’s Desperate Housewives

Johannes Vermeer was a master of ambiguity. His silent and calm interiors, and beautiful Dutch women, although innocent at first glance, seem to be...

Magda Michalska 23 October 2020

The Art of Law: Legal Drama in Artworks

Courtrooms are associated with a wide range of emotions, from hope to anguish, tension to the mundane. While legal drama has tremendous...

Maya Tola 20 October 2020

Museum Stories

Two Men, Police Uniforms, and Some Duct Tape: The Biggest Art Heist in History After 30 Years of Active Investigations

Two men, police uniforms and some duct tape; this is how Rick Abath and Randy Hestand, security men at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston,...

Ruxi Rusu 19 October 2020

Women Artists

Roll up, Roll up, for the Greatest Show on Earth! Jeanne Mount and Her Circus Mosaics

Artist Jeanne Mount designed a series of spectacular circus mosaics in 1969 that are as fresh and vibrant today as when they were first displayed on...

Guest Profile 18 October 2020

Art History 101

Mesmerizing Mosaics! Mosaic Techniques with Artist Alison Pierse

Let’s talk tiles! Come on a journey to explore mosaic techniques and terminology with artist and tutor Alison Pierse. If you don’t know...

Candy Bedworth 13 October 2020

Artist Stories

Art Saved My Life! An Alternative Look at the Mental Health of Vincent van Gogh

Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh is as famous for his brutal suicide as for his iconic and expressive use of line and color. Did unbridled passion...

Candy Bedworth 10 October 2020

Artist

Celebrities That Are Little-Known for Their Painting Careers

They say that a creative mind will have its outlet in several areas of art. This explains Leonardo da Vinci’s gift in both painting and...

Merve Parla 9 October 2020