WTF Art History

Love Story

Jane Morris. A Pre-Raphaelite Muse and Artist

Jane Morris (1839–1914) was an English embroiderer and artists' model who embodied the Pre-Raphaelite ideal of beauty. She was a model and muse to...

Marija Canjuga 8 February 2020

WTF Art History

Love Art? Get an Artsy Tattoo! It Will Always Be with You

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 5 February 2020

Women Artists

Jane Poupelet: Bronze, Paper and Commitment in WWI

Jane Poupelet was a French sculptress and illustrator most known for her involvement in World War I. There were not many female artists at the time...

Maia Heguiaphal 4 February 2020

Sport

Charles Fazzino – Superbowl’s Officially Licensed Artist

America's biggest sporting event has its own official artist!  Charles Fazzino is a gifted artist from New York, best known for his...

Maya Tola 2 February 2020

Art Travels

Fabulous Railway Station Paintings from the Golden Age of Train Travel

Once upon a time, train travel was the height of fashion. That's why the second half of the 19th century and first few decades of the 20th century...

Alexandra Kiely 31 January 2020

How Artworks Can Suffer. The Forbidden City Case and More

Recently, on Monday, January 20th, two Chinese women drove their Mercedes SUV into the Forbidden City in Beijing. That event created quite a...

Michel Rutten 30 January 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Jean-Baptiste Chardin, The Monkey Painter

It’s tacky! It’s funny! It’s weird! Yes, Jean-Baptiste Chardin’s The Monkey Painter is definitely not what you would consider in good taste.

James W Singer 26 January 2020

Eastern world

Chinese New Year – the Art of Celebration

Imagine a household celebrating the Chinese New Year where children share a home and joyfully play together. They have different kinds of toys to...

Marina Kochetkova 25 January 2020

Art History 101

10 Things You Need To Know About Jan Van Eyck

Jan van Eyck was a Flemish painter active in Bruges who was born in 1390 and died in 1441. He was one of the innovators of what became known as Early...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 January 2020

Artist Stories

AE Russell’s Visions of Ireland

George William Russell, known as AE, painted the spirits and visions he had seen since childhood. His Irish landscapes are topographically familiar,...

Hannah Demaine 17 January 2020

Literature

Book Review: Sofonisba, Portraits of the Soul

Sofonisba, Portraits of the soul is a book by Chiara Montani about the life and work of the Italian artist Sofonisba Anguissola. Sofonisba was an...

Errika Gerakiti 15 January 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: John Singer Sargent, Madame X

Happy Birthday, John Singer Sargent! If you were alive, you would be 164 years old! The world has changed substantially since 12 January 1856,...

James W Singer 12 January 2020