WTF Art History

Art History 101

Logomania – Words in Art

What do Jean-Michel Basquiat, The François Vase, Tracey Emin and Xu Bing have in common? Words! So, in the spirit of light summer reading, let's...

Isla Phillips 1 August 2019

Sculpture

Bold Is Beautiful – a Guide to Spotting a Ravinder Reddy Sculpture

Ravinder Reddy (b. 1956) is a contemporary Indian sculptor. His sculptures of women are now some of the most recognisable examples of contemporary...

Isla Phillips 20 July 2019

The Nabis 101

Multiple times I've told myself while writing other articles: "I finally have to write about the Nabis!". And still haven't done so. Why, why, why,...

Magda Michalska 19 July 2019

Art State of Mind

You Got a Fast Car: Automobile Art

I'm desperately trying to pass my driving license exam (so far no good). I thought that maybe art and Tracy Chapman could give me some speeding vibes...

Magda Michalska 16 July 2019

Take a Trip with Rosemary Ellis

As we head into summer holiday season, let’s take a look back at the gorgeous travel posters designed by British artist Rosemary Ellis. One of the...

Candy Bedworth 11 July 2019

Medieval Art

Crossing the Sword Bridge. Sir Lancelot of the Lake in Medieval Art

The 12th century saw the rise of secular literature centred on heroes. Courtly poetry and prose took up themes of love and chivalry. These stories...

Guest Profile 5 July 2019

Art History 101

Art Afterpieces. How Internet Didn’t Come up with Anything New

Playing with the greatest masterpieces by adding to them contemporary elements, like inserting a smartphone into a hand of a Pre-Raphaelite lady,...

Magda Michalska 3 July 2019

Dine & Wine

Strawberry Paintings Forever

Strawberries are in season! There are very few who dislike them, I know only two such people. I love everything about them, from texture, to smell,...

Magda Michalska 1 July 2019

Sixth Sense? Allegories of Senses in Painting

How to show our sensual experiences visually? The human senses made out one of the most appealing subjects for European painters, especially that...

Magda Michalska 26 June 2019

Art State of Mind

I Put a Spell on You – Vodou Art

Vodou is one of the most misunderstood belief systems in the world. Derided by the Church and popular culture, in fact it is a fascinating system of...

Candy Bedworth 19 June 2019

Photography

Black Is Beautiful: Kwame Brathwaite at the Skirball Center

Let’s play a game: pick up any magazine from a U.S. newsstand and count how many people of color are featured. Now try playing with a magazine from...

Guest Profile 15 June 2019

Art State of Mind

How to Become an Old Master? Turn on the Youtube First!

I can't draw, I can't paint, I can't sculpt or do pottery. But I can watch videos on Rijksmuseum Youtube channel called RijksCreative and imagine I'm...

Magda Michalska 13 June 2019