WTF Art History

Animals

The Lady with the Dog

The Lady with the Dog is a title that I borrowed from Chekhov’s short story. It is a story of an affair, however, in art the dog quite often has...

Joanna Kaszubowska 4 July 2020

Animals

See a Man About a Dog: Dogs in Paintings

The title sentence is a charming English euphemism, usually used to apologize for one's imminent departure or absence—generally to conceal one's...

Joanna Kaszubowska 1 July 2020

Erotica

Tom of Finland: the Artist Who Created the Village People’s Look

Meet Tom of Finland, the artist that inspired the looks of Freddie Mercury and the Village People. He was friends with Robert Mapplethorpe, and Andy...

Joanna Kaszubowska 29 June 2020

The British Landscape in Art

The British Landscape: where do we start? From Turner to Hogan the British landscape presents a constant challenge to artists to capture its elusive...

Sarah Mills 25 June 2020

Art State of Mind

10 Ways to Spend the Summer, Inspired by Art

Art suggests and indicates many things to a perceptive viewer. We believe it can also be the perfect 'influencer' when it comes to current trends,...

Giordana Goretti 24 June 2020

Art History 101

Everything You Need to Know About François Boucher

François Boucher (1703-1770) was a French artist well known for his Rococo style artworks. His artworks are synonymous with the blossom of...

Kateryna Martynova 23 June 2020

Literature

Seven Books About Art for Holiday Chill

Holiday time but not sure if you can afford to travel? Or do you just need something to help forget about social distancing while relaxing somewhere...

Camilla de Laurentis 22 June 2020

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 M. 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

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

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

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 M. Tola 7 June 2020