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WTF Art History

Lockdown Artsy Entertainment Toolkit

Initially the idea of a lock-down and extended opportunity to work from home may look a tiny bit appealing. No more commuting, no more dressing up...

Joanna Kaszubowska 21 March 2020

Art State of Mind

The Best of the Best Museums to Visit Virtually on Lockdown (Constantly Updated)

So, we have a pandemic. The world is locked down. The museums are closed. While we should all be staying home, we have prepared a list of the best of...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 March 2020

Art State of Mind

10 Art Masterpieces to Calm Your Anxiety

Art can be many different things: a snobbery-builder; a boredom-killer. According to some studies, it may even extend your life. It can also simply...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 March 2020

Museum Stories

Whitechapel’s Radical Figures and the Famous Paintings that Inspired Them

In Whitechapel Gallery’s Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium, ten of today’s key figurative painters use historical art...

Yasmin Ozkan 18 March 2020

Art State of Mind

Art Guide to Quarantine by DailyArt

So, you’re bored in quarantine, or maybe they closed your favorite museum. The COVID-19 outbreak has us all wondering what to do. If just like us you turn to art in anxious times, you might use this guideline to fill your time with a bit of beauty.

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 17 March 2020

Art State of Mind

Bed Stories. The Comfiest Genre Scenes in Paintings

When you think about it, most of the events throughout our lives take place in bed. From birth to death, beds are imbued with the ultimate expression...

Maia Heguiaphal 13 March 2020

Art History 101

10 Things You Should Know About Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish artist. Considered one of the greatest exponents of the Baroque, he is best known for his mythological, allegorical...

Soledad Castillo Jara 7 March 2020

Erotica

Be A Lady, They Said: the Poem in Paintings

Possibly the most viral video of the week is the poem by Camille Rainville Be a Lady, They Said recited brilliantly by Cinthia Nixon (Sex and the...

Magda Michalska 6 March 2020

Women Artists

Lady in Blue: Yelizaveta Martynova, Ill-Fated Russian Female Artist

Can you name some female artists, and from Russia in particular? It’s difficult even for those who are really into art. This article tells the...

Kateryna Martynova 6 March 2020

Erotica

Art on the Verge of Eroticism and Pathology by Egon Schiele

The provocative artworks of the Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele are not just about exploring the sexuality of women's and men's bodies. The...

Nataliia Pecherska 28 February 2020

Erotica

The Many Rebirths of Venus

Sandro Botticelli's The Birth of Venus is iconic in western art. Alongside the Mona Lisa, it is probably a contender for "most famous painting."...

Isla Phillips 20 February 2020

WTF Art History

Modern Art Inspired Tattoos

Getting a tattoo is a serious business. These days you can get them removed, but that can be more painful than getting one in the first place. So it...

Joanna Kaszubowska 15 February 2020