WTF Art History

WTF Art History

Three Unique Portrayals of Europa’s Abduction Myth

The mesmerizing realm of Greek mythology is one of the greatest sources for artists to exhibit their technical brilliance and unique interpretations.

Erol Degirmenci 10 September 2020

Sculpture

How to Show Up in a Gym – 3 Ancient Sculptures of Hercules

In Greek mythology Hercules was a demigod and much admired heroic figure. The Romans called him Hercules (Herakles was his Greek name) and he was...

Ameera Patel 9 September 2020

Art State of Mind

Artists and Their Myths

Sometimes, the story that is attached to an artist is as important as their craft. Let’s take a look at artists and the myths that are related to...

Noa Weisberg 7 September 2020

dailyart

Alexander the Great and His Mermaid Sister in Greek Folklore

There is no need for a long introduction to Alexander the Great's place in history; he is one of the most famous military leaders and he has been...

Errika Gerakiti 7 September 2020

Art History 101

Back to School: The Great Art History 101

Welcome to Art History 101! Here we'll get to “oh“ and “ah” over iconic art that has shaped human ideas and thinking for centuries as we...

Ledys Chemin 5 September 2020

Artist Stories

Flaming June or Dorothy Dene? A Muse of Frederic Leighton

In 1879, Frederic Leighton’s biographer and neighbor (that's handy, isn't it?), Mrs. Barrington, noticed "a young girl with a lovely white face,...

Magda Michalska 5 September 2020

Six of the World’s Most Famous Art Academies

Have you ever wondered where the world's most famous artists went to school? Many studied at one (or more) of these six art academies. The schools on...

Alexandra Kiely 4 September 2020

Art State of Mind

Rethinking the Word Muse in the Arts

The word "muse" has generally a very positive connotation. People, commonly women, represented under the umbrella of this word are held in very high...

Guest Profile 3 September 2020

Art State of Mind

School and Learning in the Eyes of Artists

This year changed a lot about the way children and students attend school. While some students around the world will go back to school this...

Europeana 2 September 2020

Love Story

Paint Me Like One of Your French Girls: The Life and Business of Agostina Segatori

Agostina Segatori's face is most widely recognized in the works of key artists between 1860 and 1887. Her Italian features inspired many painters in...

Yasmin Ozkan 1 September 2020

Art State of Mind

Online Learning? Back to the Old School in Art

Certainly 2020 will go down in history as a groundbreaking year in education, forcing millions of students and teachers to switch to online learning...

Magda Michalska 1 September 2020

Art History 101

Contrapposto 101 – It’s All in the Pose

If you are taking an introductory art history course in school this semester, you'll soon be talking a lot about contrapposto. I remember hearing...

Alexandra Kiely 31 August 2020