WTF Art History

Art State of Mind

The Origin of the World and the Female Gaze

It was Shakespeare who coined the phrase, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet". The premise rests on the notion that the rose’s inherent...

Guest Profile 28 September 2020

WTF Art History

Nighthawks as Memes – Edward Hopper’s Best Renditions

Edward Hopper's Nighthawks is one of the best known images of 20th-century art that has also become one of the most popular meme sources of the 21st...

Celia Leiva Otto 28 September 2020

Dine & Wine

The Best Autumn Foods in Still Life Paintings

I love everything about autumn – the cool, crisp air, the warm sweaters, the sense that the holiday season will soon arrive. But most of all, I...

Alexandra Kiely 26 September 2020

Art History 101

Post-Impressionism: Artists, Paintings, and Everything You Need to Know

The term "Post-Impressionism" combines the oeuvre of many artists. In this article, we will tell you about four prominent masters who are most...

Nataliia Pecherska 26 September 2020

Fifty Shades of Dr. Pozzi

There he is, in a portrait painted by John Singer Sargent - Dr. Pozzi, a dandy, a gynecologist, and a notorious womanizer. An extremely handsome man,...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 September 2020

Art State of Mind

Allegories of Autumn – A Top Ten of Sensational Symbolic Artworks

What does Autumn mean to you? Traditionally it meant the abundance of the harvest, a celebration of ripeness and maturity. Museums and galleries are...

Candy Bedworth 22 September 2020

Contemporary Art

Exploring the Boundaries of Creativity: Turning Data into Art

Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, and now based in Los Angeles, California, media artist Refik Anadol turns data into pieces of art by using data...

Merve Parla 20 September 2020

Long Read

Tattoos – Ancient Ink to Modern Celebrity

Love them or loathe them, tattoos are a global phenomenon. Inserting pigment under the skin for decorative or ritualistic purposes has been around...

Candy Bedworth 13 September 2020

Erotica

Real Gray’s Anatomy. Medical Illustration from an Artistic Genre to a Profession

Since the beginning of human history, drawing and creating diagrams have been essential. They were the easiest and most useful form of...

Camilla de Laurentis 12 September 2020

WTF Art History

Greek Mythological Creatures that Combine Female Beauty and Beastly Ugliness

Gods, goddesses, demigods, horrible monsters, and beasts of hybrid forms roam the world of Ancient Greek mythology. Their heredity shaped many of the...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 12 September 2020

Love Story

The Serene Beauty of a Pastoral Love: Daphnis and Chloé Paintings

Well-known love stories are an essential part of our literary conscience. Within these stories, themes such as separation, sacrifice, and passion...

Erol Degirmenci 11 September 2020

Beirut’s Art Scene: Before the Blast and Now

It was only three years ago, after a long civil war, that Beirut's art scene began to find its feet. Despite ever-present political corruption, an...

Abreeza Thomas 10 September 2020