WTF Art History

Art State of Mind

The Night — Ten Beautiful Nocturne Paintings

Nocturne paintings may be employed to convey an array of meanings.  The simple depiction of the time of day can often convey an air of drama and...

Maya Tola 7 October 2020

Artist Stories

4 Artists Who Suffered from Mental Illness (and How It Affected Their Art)

The painter Vincent van Gogh is well-known for his artwork and for a particular aspect of his personal life: the post-impressionist spent some time...

Rute Ferreira 6 October 2020

Museum Stories

Michael Lombard Exhibition at Tinta Naranja Urban Gallery

This November, a very different exhibition will happen at Tinta Naranja Urban Gallery in Mexico City. Eleven artworks by Michael Lombard will take up...

Errika Gerakiti 5 October 2020

Erotica

The Erotic Drawings of Francesco Hayez [+18]

The Venetian painter Francesco Hayez is considered a genius of historical romanticism. In addition to the quality and refinement of his artworks, he...

Rute Ferreira 4 October 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Diego Velázquez, The Rokeby Venus

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599–1660) was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters of...

Joanna Kaszubowska 4 October 2020

Is Jeff Koons’ Art Pornography? (18+)

Jeff Koons has been controversial from the very beginning of his career, which began in around 1979. Having experimented with inflatable bunnies,...

Magda Michalska 3 October 2020

Museum Stories

We Are Showing Artists that We Believe in: Marlee Katz and Danielle Dewar on the New Tchotchke Gallery

The founders discuss Tchotchke Gallery’s launch, its inclusive ethos, and how they came to grips with their artists’ quirks. While 2020...

Yasmin Ozkan 3 October 2020

Erotica

The Victorians: an Unexpected World of Erotica and Pornography [18+]

The subject of erotica is vast. Even reduced to only the Victorian world of erotica, it’s a challenge to write about in the space of an...

Sarah Mills 2 October 2020

Erotica

All You Must Know About Japanese Erotic Art, Shunga (18+)

Ukiyo-e pictures, pictures of the “floating world” are famous among everyone interested in art history. Everyone knows Hokusai’s The...

Zuzanna Stańska 2 October 2020

Erotica

Male Homosexuality in Western Art

Homosexuality is still an underrepresented topic in art historical discourse. Since our magazine stands for inclusivity, we strive to present to you...

Magda Michalska 1 October 2020

Erotica

The Best Boobs in Art History

Big ones, small ones, round ones, flat ones, pointy ones, pendulous ones, young ones or old ones, we love them all! Boobs are important and have been...

Sarah Mills 1 October 2020

Erotica

Erotic Art in Pompeii and Herculaneum (NSFW!)

Erotic art in Pompeii and Herculaneum is a phenomenon often omitted from textbooks about ancient history. These famous Roman cities destroyed by the...

Zuzanna Stańska 30 September 2020