WTF Art History

La Calavera Catrina. A Skeleton Lady

We all know Coco, a Pixar animation about a boy who dreams of becoming a musician, so he enters a talent contest, suddenly disappears from this world...

Alicja Gluszek 28 October 2019

Artist Stories

The Works of Yves Klein: Lover of Blue

Yves Klein was born in late April of 1928 in Nice, France. His mother, Marie Raymond, was a renowned member of the Art Informel movement, which...

Guest Profile 22 October 2019

Open to Influences – Arthur Hacker and his Mary with Many Qualities

Arthur Hacker was a painter of the late Victorian era. Painting a spectrum of subjects, everything from society portraiture, classical, religious and...

Hannah Demaine 12 October 2019

Art State of Mind

A Glimpse of Maritime Life in the Past in 7 Artworks

Sea, harbours, weather, ships, sailors, fishermen, merchants - maritime life is rich and fascinating. Let's see a few great depictions of its...

Europeana 4 October 2019

Art State of Mind

Don’t Give Up the Day Job. Earn as an Artist

Artists starving in garrets is an old cliché. In fact many famous artists were sensible enough to have a day job in order to pay the bills! Some of...

Candy Bedworth 30 September 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Swing

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) was the most prolific French painter of the 18th century. He created over 550 paintings embodying the spirit of...

James W Singer 29 September 2019

Contemporary Art

Damien Hirst’s Butterflies- from Tea-trays to Mandalas

Damien Hirst - a prominent Young British Artist (YBAs) and now a billionaire - creates sculptures, paintings and drawings. In all of these forms his...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 24 September 2019

South American Art

The Largest Mural on Earth

Early Fall, for students around the world, means one thing: back to school, back to writing papers, and exam preparations. For students of the...

Alicja Gluszek 16 September 2019

Lakshmi in Art. The Goddess of Wealth

Lakshmi is a prominent Hindu deity who is also revered by Buddhists and Jains. Her eminent position in the Hindu pantheon emanates not only from...

Maya M. Tola 12 September 2019

Artist Stories

Getting Your Teeth into Goya

Goya was not a happy man when he painted Saturn Devouring His Son, some time between 1819 and 1823. By the time he created this painting,...

Craig Wakerley 10 September 2019

Erotica

Venus Vincit Omnia. Venus in Art

Venus (also known by her Greek name Aphrodite) is the Goddess of Love. We've explored some famous Venus' here. Next, Velázquez's portrait put her...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 9 September 2019

Sport

All about Sailing in Painting

I've sailed only once or twice in my whole life but I can still remember the empowering feeling of liberation that I felt when on the water. Sailing...

Magda Michalska 20 August 2019