WTF Art History

Carnations in Art

Carnations have been called the flower of the gods and have a long history that dates back thousands of years. This beautiful flower has many...

Maya Tola 15 June 2020

Dine & Wine

A Perfect Meal for A Summer Day Inspired by Art

Fresh produce, small green gardens, beds of herbs, dappled sunlight playing through trees and onto picnic spreads, fruit, and vegetables are all...

Marina Kochetkova 13 June 2020

Dine & Wine

Spanish Bodegones of the 17th Century

Looking at a painting and getting hungry? It might be a bodegón! Here we define the genre of Spanish bodegones in the context of 17th century...

Soledad Castillo Jara 13 June 2020

WTF Art History

10 Cocktails Inspired by Art for Artsy Drinking

Most of us have now plenty of time to take some "me time" and enjoy a long bubble bath, read a good book, work out, or perhaps just contemplate the...

Marija Canjuga 12 June 2020

Bizarre

The Curious Lure and Strange Beauty of Ancient Anatomical Votives

Eerie, mysterious, and fascinating, ancient anatomical votives represent literal parts of people’s past. When most people think of a votive object,...

Marga Patterson 12 June 2020

Dine & Wine

Meet Asparagus, the King of Vegetables! Not Just for Vegetarians

The season for asparagus is very short as it starts around the 23rd of April (St George's Day) and lasts only until June. Its special qualities and...

Magda Michalska 11 June 2020

Impressionism

5 Things You Need to Know About Australian Impressionism

Australian Impressionism might not be as well known as its French counterpart, but this late 19th century art movement was important to the country.

Kelly Hill 11 June 2020

Dine & Wine

Cooking in Pictures—The Food of Art and the Art of Food

Long before Julia Child published Mastering the Art of French Cooking, artists the world over had already made the connection between food and art.

Ledys Chemin 10 June 2020

Art History 101

Everything You Need to Know About Primitivism

Primitivism was a facet of Modern art inspired by the works of untrained artists in non-industrialized societies, namely tribal Africa and Oceania.

Alexandra Kiely 10 June 2020

Art State of Mind

Cook Like an Artist! Kitchen Inspiration from Art History

For hundreds of years, kitchens in art were the undesirable work place of unsavory maids, tucked away below the luxurious living spaces of the upper...

Abreeza Thomas 9 June 2020

Love Story

The Temptress and the Slave in Art: Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife

The Old Testament story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife has served as a great source of inspiration for artists over the centuries. This vivid...

Maya Tola 7 June 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Caravaggio, Amor Vincit Omnia

This young Cupid, recklessly painted by Caravaggio, follows Virgil’s saying amor vincit omnia (love conquers all). He triumphs over science,...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 June 2020