WTF Art History

Artist Stories

Get Inspired: Famous Painters’ Bedrooms

Moving houses is an enterprise, isn't it? Packing, getting rid of useless but loved items, sending boxes with winter clothes... Then, there is always...

Magda Michalska 30 August 2020

Artist Stories

The Bugatti Brothers: A Story About Cars and Cows

Nowadays Bugatti is a legendary company in the field of automobile technology. However, few people know the history of the man behind the trademark,...

Camilla de Laurentis 29 August 2020

Women Artists

Gerda Wegener: Art Deco Feminist

Today Gerda Wegener is best known for her lesbian and feminist art. She was also married to a trans woman, the landscape artist Lili Elbe. Their...

Kelly Hill 28 August 2020

Love Story

The Love Affair of Radha and Krishna in Art

The love story of Radha and Krishna has been immortalized in art by poets, musicians, writers, and painters over the long history of Hinduism. The...

Maya Tola 28 August 2020

Animals

‘I’m Sick of Portraits’ – Gainsborough and His Dog Portraits

Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788) was a portrait and landscape painter. During his career, he often painted dogs accompanying his sitters. He always...

Joanna Kaszubowska 26 August 2020

Love Story

The Ten Most Romantic Artworks About Love

Romantic artworks about love involve stolen kisses, intimate recollections, sleepy days, eternal devotion, and passionate embraces. They say love is...

Kristin Urban 24 August 2020

Women Artists

Artist Interview: Anita Yan Wong and Lingnan Painting

Lingnan style guo hua is an early 19th century style of Chinese painting, from Lingnan in the Southern region of China. Its origins are a...

Isla Phillips 19 August 2020

Art History 101

All You Need to Know About The Last Judgement by Michelangelo

There is a lot happening in this Sistine Chapel altar-wall fresco. Narratives within other narratives that contain enough imagery to last scholars a...

Rachel Witte 17 August 2020

Renaissance

The Fantasy World of Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s Portraits

Giuseppe Arcimboldo was the King of Mannerism. If you see a human portrait made of plants, vegetables, books, animals and generally speaking, stuff -...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 August 2020

Art History 101

Art History 101: Twelve Portraits You Should Know

Let us embark on a journey through the course of art history with twelve significant portraits everybody should definitely know! The human need to...

Anastasia Manioudaki 10 August 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat by John Weguelin

Here is a Masterpiece Story to honor our beloved cats. The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat presents an imaginative interpretation of an ancient Egyptian...

Alexandra Kiely 9 August 2020

Cats

15 Cats in Art History Every Cat Lover Would Love

Today is the day - for some it's more important than Valentine's Day, more important than Boxing Day, and even more important than International...

Zuzanna Stańska 8 August 2020