WTF Art History

Art State of Mind

Art For All: Interview with Podcast Host Jo McLaughlin

I sat down with the podcast host of Jo’s Art History, Jo McLaughlin, to discuss the future of the art world, her job as an artist liaison and...

Rachel Witte 13 March 2021

4 Things About Barbara Rose’s Legacy in Art History

Sadly, an influential American art historian and critic Barbara Rose died from cancer on December 25th, 2020. Born in 1936, she studied art history...

Amélie Pascutto 12 March 2021

Art State of Mind

This Is What the Art World Looks Like

Book Review: "We Are Here - Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World" and Interview with the author Jasmin Hernandez, Founder of Gallery Gurls

Jennifer S. Musawwir 11 March 2021

Erotica

Pretty Women: Female Beauty and the Three Graces in Paintings

The paintings depicting three Graces are present throughout all art history. Although the characters are the same, the representations change a lot...

Rute Ferreira 5 March 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Threatened Swan by Jan Asselijn

Swans are normally characterized as graceful birds. They are magnificent and majestic. However, Jan Asselijn displays another side of these elegant...

James W Singer 28 February 2021

Theater & Cinema

What Did the Artists from Midnight in Paris Look Like in Real Life? Part 2

In Woody Allen’s 2011 Midnight in Paris, the main character, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself transported back in time to Paris from the...

Rachel Witte 27 February 2021

Art State of Mind

Just Married: Wedding Paintings which Will Secure a Happy Future Together

Is it only me, or do you also find yourself seeing all those happy photos of your friends/acquaintances getting married while scrolling your Facebook...

Magda Michalska 13 February 2021

Artist Stories

The Sad Story of Vincent van Gogh and His Lovers

Vincent van Gogh’s love life was a really sad one. The list of the artist’s lovers is full of unsuccessful romances and rejections. This...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 February 2021

Love Story

Romeo and Juliet of the East: Laila and Majnun

Laila and Qays are the Romeo and Juliet of the East. The tragic tale of these ill-fated lovers has been widely featured in Asian and Middle Eastern...

Maya M. Tola 12 February 2021

Celebrating Chinese New Year: Which Ox Would You Choose?

Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival celebrates the beginning of a new year based on the lunisolar calendar. In 2021, the first day of the Chinese...

Marina Kochetkova 12 February 2021

Love Story

The Nude Love of Ida Rubinstein and Romaine Brooks

Being a bisexual woman at the beginning of the 20th century was difficult. They were looked down on, they were scorned and discussed behind their...

Magda Michalska 11 February 2021

Love Story

An Ode to the Kiss in Art

It’s that time of year again where cute candy hearts and boxes of chocolate line the supermarket shelves. Children hand out cute valentine...

Rachel Witte 8 February 2021