WTF Art History

The Art of Law: Legal Drama in Artworks

Courtrooms are associated with a wide range of emotions, from hope to anguish, tension to the mundane. While legal drama has tremendous...

Maya M. Tola 20 October 2020

Museum Stories

Two Men, Police Uniforms, and Some Duct Tape: The Biggest Art Heist in History After 30 Years of Active Investigations

Two men, police uniforms and some duct tape; this is how Rick Abath and Randy Hestand, security men at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston,...

Ruxi Rusu 19 October 2020

Women Artists

Roll up, Roll up, for the Greatest Show on Earth! Jeanne Mount and Her Circus Mosaics

Artist Jeanne Mount designed a series of spectacular circus mosaics in 1969 that are as fresh and vibrant today as when they were first displayed on...

Guest Profile 18 October 2020

Artist Stories

Art Saved My Life! An Alternative Look at the Mental Health of Vincent van Gogh

Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh is as famous for his brutal suicide as for his iconic and expressive use of line and color. Did unbridled passion...

Candy Bedworth 10 October 2020

Art State of Mind

The Night — Ten Beautiful Nocturne Paintings

Nocturne paintings may be employed to convey an array of meanings.  The simple depiction of the time of day can often convey an air of drama and...

Maya M. Tola 7 October 2020

Artist Stories

4 Artists Who Suffered from Mental Illness (and How It Affected Their Art)

The painter Vincent van Gogh is well-known for his artwork and for a particular aspect of his personal life: the post-impressionist spent some time...

Rute Ferreira 6 October 2020

Museum Stories

Michael Lombard Exhibition at Tinta Naranja Urban Gallery

This November, a very different exhibition will happen at Tinta Naranja Urban Gallery in Mexico City. Eleven artworks by Michael Lombard will take up...

Errika Gerakiti 5 October 2020

Museum Stories

We Are Showing Artists that We Believe in: Marlee Katz and Danielle Dewar on the New Tchotchke Gallery

The founders discuss Tchotchke Gallery’s launch, its inclusive ethos, and how they came to grips with their artists’ quirks. While 2020...

Yasmin Ozkan 3 October 2020

Erotica

The Victorians: an Unexpected World of Erotica and Pornography [18+]

The subject of erotica is vast. Even reduced to only the Victorian world of erotica, it’s a challenge to write about in the space of an...

Sarah Mills 2 October 2020

Art State of Mind

The Origin of the World and the Female Gaze

It was Shakespeare who coined the phrase, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet". The premise rests on the notion that the rose’s inherent...

Guest Profile 28 September 2020

WTF Art History

Nighthawks as Memes – Edward Hopper’s Best Renditions

Edward Hopper's Nighthawks is one of the best known images of 20th-century art that has also become one of the most popular meme sources of the 21st...

Celia Leiva Otto 28 September 2020

Dine & Wine

The Best Autumn Foods in Still Life Paintings

I love everything about autumn – the cool, crisp air, the warm sweaters, the sense that the holiday season will soon arrive. But most of all, I...

Alexandra Kiely 26 September 2020