WTF Art History

Art State of Mind

The Benefits of Visiting a Museum

During the protracted coronavirus lockdown, when all the art we see is digital, we can reflect on that which we took for granted before. There are so...

Nina Relf 21 May 2021

Love Story

Medieval Love Story: King Pedro and Inês de Castro

Every country has its legends and fairytales, and Portugal is no exception. One of the most well-known Portuguese tales is a love story about King...

Helena Pereira 15 May 2021

Long Read

The Enneagram Types in Art – Of Amazing Painters, Paintings and Diagrams

If you are anything like us, your social media feed is probably full of quizzes! From ‘What is your ideal decorating style?’ to ‘What is your...

Ledys Chemin, Giordana Goretti 13 May 2021

Design

Discussing Design with the Arts and Crafts Movement’s Heir Dan Maier

Did you know that the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society which was founded in 1887 by William Morris and Walter Crane is still thriving today?...

Guest Profile 6 May 2021

Art from Horror Movies: Japanese Woodblocks of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

For centuries gore has been part of the culture in Japan, rooted in its history. Its representation is very common in woodblock engraving pictures.

Sofia Rodriguez Cuevas 28 April 2021

Erotica

Best Bums in Art History

When nothing goes according to plan and you’re feeling down, there are many pick-me-ups like meeting friends, eating chocolate, or going on a...

Magda Michalska 25 April 2021

Reading in Art: Six Paintings to See on World Book Day

Books have been an indispensable part of our daily lives since ancient times. From scrolls to kindles, the way we read may have evolved, however the...

Gokce Dyson 23 April 2021

Erotica

Does My Bum Look Big in This? The Female Body in Art

From Kylie to the Kardashians, bums seem to be big news. But that’s not modern selfie culture – the female body, especially buttocks have been a...

Candy Bedworth 22 April 2021

Erotica

Celebrating the Male Body in Renaissance Florence

The adoration of the male body was an inspiration for many artists and there is no medium better suited to presenting the full beauty and complexity...

Joanna Kaszubowska 21 April 2021

Contemporary Art

Body in the Art of David Hammons and Laura Aguilar

David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968-1979, at The Drawing Center (closes May 23) and Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 21 April 2021

Erotica

Body Positivity in Art: Paintings That Will Make You Feel Better About Your Body

If you happen to feel negative about your body size, your weight, or your shape from time to time (or at all times, like me), then have a look at...

Magda Michalska 20 April 2021

Art History 101

10 Things You Should Know About Titian

Titian (Tiziano Vecellio, 1490–1576) was an Italian painter active in Venice in the 16th century. He is considered the greatest painter in the...

Anastasia Manioudaki 19 April 2021