WTF Art History

Art State of Mind

Allegories of Autumn – A Top Ten of Sensational Symbolic Artworks

What does Autumn mean to you? Traditionally it meant the abundance of the harvest, a celebration of ripeness and maturity. Museums and galleries are...

Candy Bedworth 22 September 2020

Contemporary Art

Exploring the Boundaries of Creativity: Turning Data into Art

Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, and now based in Los Angeles, California, media artist Refik Anadol turns data into pieces of art by using data...

Merve Parla 20 September 2020

Love Story

The Serene Beauty of a Pastoral Love: Daphnis and Chloé Paintings

Well-known love stories are an essential part of our literary conscience. Within these stories, themes such as separation, sacrifice, and passion...

Erol Degirmenci 11 September 2020

Beirut’s Art Scene: Before the Blast and Now

It was only three years ago, after a long civil war, that Beirut's art scene began to find its feet. Despite ever-present political corruption, an...

Abreeza Thomas 10 September 2020

WTF Art History

Three Unique Portrayals of Europa’s Abduction Myth

The mesmerizing realm of Greek mythology is one of the greatest sources for artists to exhibit their technical brilliance and unique interpretations.

Erol Degirmenci 10 September 2020

Sculpture

How to Show Up in a Gym – 3 Ancient Sculptures of Hercules

In Greek mythology Hercules was a demigod and much admired heroic figure. The Romans called him Hercules (Herakles was his Greek name) and he was...

Ameera Patel 9 September 2020

Art State of Mind

Artists and Their Myths

Sometimes, the story that is attached to an artist is as important as their craft. Let’s take a look at artists and the myths that are related to...

Noa Weisberg 7 September 2020

Alexander the Great and His Mermaid Sister in Greek Folklore

There is no need for a long introduction to Alexander the Great's place in history; he is one of the most famous military leaders and he has been...

Errika Gerakiti 7 September 2020

Art History 101

Back to School: The Great Art History 101

Welcome to Art History 101! Here we'll get to “oh“ and “ah” over iconic art that has shaped human ideas and thinking for centuries as we...

Ledys Chemin 5 September 2020

Artist Stories

Flaming June or Dorothy Dene? A Muse of Frederic Leighton

In 1879, Frederic Leighton’s biographer and neighbor (that's handy, isn't it?), Mrs. Barrington, noticed "a young girl with a lovely white face,...

Magda Michalska 5 September 2020

Art State of Mind

Rethinking the Word Muse in the Arts

The word "muse" has generally a very positive connotation. People, commonly women, represented under the umbrella of this word are held in very high...

Guest Profile 3 September 2020

Art State of Mind

School and Learning in the Eyes of Artists

This year changed a lot about the way children and students attend school. While some students around the world will go back to school this...

Europeana 2 September 2020