WTF Art History

Artist Stories

Quarantine Times: These Artists Performed at Their Best Alone

Most of us don’t escape the obligation of some kind of quarantine in these corona-driven times. Social distancing and isolation are keywords in...

Michel Rutten 25 April 2020

Art State of Mind

Recommended Quarantine Routine Inspired by Art

Are you looking for activities to pass your time as you patiently (or not so patiently) wait for the Coronavirus pandemic to subside? Here are some...

Maya Tola 24 April 2020

Art State of Mind

The Art of Domesticity: Art Inspired by the Home

In times where we must spend more time at home than usual, we journey through art inspired by domestic life over the centuries. Édouard Vuillard,...

Yasmin Ozkan 23 April 2020

Art State of Mind

Art Memes in the Time of Quarantine

Memes seem to be the way that our generation sees the world. We send, make, and, most of all, laugh at them. It may not come as a surprise then that...

Rachel Witte 22 April 2020

Bizarre

Lowbrow Art, Subcultural Movement or Legitimate Art Generation?

Somewhere between the late 1960s and the 1970s, a new artistic movement emerged from the underground scene. At that time it didn't have any...

Errika Gerakiti 21 April 2020

Artist

10 Facts You Need to Know About Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero is a Colombian figurative artist and sculptor. Once you see his art, you will never forget it. He depicts people and figures in...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 April 2020

Art State of Mind

The Long Wait: Best Waiting Paintings

As the world continues to witness the devastating spread of the novel Coronavirus pandemic, most of us find ourselves confined to our homes under...

Maya Tola 16 April 2020

Art State of Mind

Teach Kids About Art During Quarantine

All over the world, children are home from school for as long as quarantine lasts. Since it is never too early to cultivate a (hopefully) lifelong...

Alexandra Kiely 14 April 2020

Animals

What Bunnies Are Capable of, Bunny Paintings Not Only for Easter

I had already written about eggs and how often they feature in art (quirky...). This Easter it is time for another symbol: the Easter Bunny! The...

Magda Michalska 12 April 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Salvador Dalí, Madonna of Port Lligat

Salvador Dalí's The Madonna of Port Lligat depicts an image of Mary holding baby Jesus in her lap. However it has layers upon layers of meaning. For...

Isla Phillips 12 April 2020

Animals

Puppies, Doggies and Pugs in Art (for Dog Lovers Only!)

Dogs are man's best friends. And if a man happens to be a painter or a sitter for a painting, they must be included too. In the end, they are our...

Magda Michalska 11 April 2020

Bizarre

The Pre-Raphaelites and the Wombat

Many people are obsessed with cute cats, penguins, pandas, koalas, and all sorts of animals. However one rarely hears about the wombat, especially in...

Joanna Kaszubowska 9 April 2020