WTF Art History

Surrealism

Gradiva: What Did Freud and the Surrealists See in Her?

A woman who walks. That's what Gradiva (the name of an anonymous woman from an antique bas-relief) means, as given by a fictional character from a...

Magda Michalska 27 April 2020

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 M. 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

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 M. 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

Art State of Mind

The Goldfinch: Singing Across Time

See the lonely little bird, trapped in a situation over which it has no control. Chained, isolated. Sound familiar? In these strange times we need...

Candy Bedworth 8 April 2020

Art State of Mind

Here Comes the Sun… Sunrises for Hope in Art

We've been chatting with Kate what elements of nature bring us hope. She suggested rainbows but the first I thought of was sunrises. I don't know if...

Magda Michalska 4 April 2020

Art State of Mind

7 Entertaining Art History Podcasts to Listen to

As we all scrabble to deal with the consequences of a pandemic, the least we can do is stay at home. And while social distancing, self-isolating and...

Anastasia Tsaleza 2 April 2020