WTF Art History

January Blues. Blue in Art

The January Blues, a well-known mood; festivities have come to an end and the winter is starting to feel gloomy. Therefore, to alleviate the...

Isla Phillips 8 January 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Arthur Hughes, April Love

Today's Painting of the Week is April Love, 1855-1856, Arthur Hughes' most celebrated artwork that embodies Pre-Raphaelites' soul. Arthur Hughes,...

Arianna Richetti 5 January 2020

Art State of Mind

Artsy New Year’s Resolutions

Do you also try to change your life when the New Year approaches? Quitting smoking, finding a girlfriend/boyfriend, going on a diet, starting a...

Magda Michalska 1 January 2020

Art State of Mind

Welcoming the Twenties with Tamara de Lempicka

Today I am taking you to a New Year's Eve party. This year, like every year, we hope that the year coming will be better. But hearing that the...

Marija Canjuga 31 December 2019

Sport

Ice Skating in Painting

Yesterday I went to the ice rink and I realized again how fun it is to slide and feel light again (or very heavy when you fall). So I thought it...

Magda Michalska 30 December 2019

The Joy of Lucian Freud. The Self-portraits

Lucian Freud (1922-2011) is regarded as the pre-eminent British figurative painter of the last sixty years. Francis Bacon, two decades older, and...

Guest Profile 27 December 2019

Dine & Wine

Hot Chocolate Paintings for a Cozy Evening

Although December has been extremely warm this year I still crave a good old hot chocolate and a cozy evening under the blankets. The Gift for...

Magda Michalska 26 December 2019

Art State of Mind

Ugly Cities Transformed

Seeing a place, object or person through the eyes of an artist can change our perception of the subject of the artwork. So, if art is such a powerful...

Guest Profile 13 December 2019

Art History 101

Titian’s Venus and Adonis (Metamorphoses III)

In a series of articles we are going to meet each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s.

Isla Phillips 11 December 2019

Love Story

The Sumptuous Wallace Collection, Fragonard and The Swing

The Wallace Collection displays a collection, which came together in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, collected by the first four Marquesses...

Isla Phillips 9 December 2019

Art History 101

Artist and Patron – Friend or Foe?

Since ancient times, patrons have played a vital role in art history. Patronage can be found almost everywhere - in Europe, feudal Japan and...

Candy Bedworth 7 December 2019

Art History 101

Titian’s Danae (Metamorphoses II)

In a series of articles we are going to meet each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s.

Isla Phillips 2 December 2019