WTF Art History

WTF Art History

How Would Superheroes Have Looked Like in the 17th Century?

The 17th century was a beautiful time full of people wearing ruffs. Huge, remarkable ruffs. Those ruffs stayed in my memory, like in Peter Paul...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 April 2022

Love Story

Wronged Royal Wives – British Scandal and Heartbreak Through the Centuries

Unless you live on Mars, you can’t have missed the 2021 media frenzy around Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah...

Candy Bedworth 21 April 2022

Animals

What Bunnies Are Capable Of – Bunny Paintings Not Only for Easter

I had already written about eggs and how often they feature in art (quirky…). This Easter it is time for another symbol: the Easter Bunny! The cute...

Magda Michalska 17 April 2022

Video

Watch Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger

The film Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger was created by Danish filmmaker Jorgen Leth, appearing in his art movie 66 Scenes from America which was...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 April 2022

Love Story

Raphael and La Fornarina – The Love Story

Margarita Luti is also known as “La Fornarina”, which means “the baker’s daughter”. According to legend, she was the...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 April 2022

meme-making WTF Art History

Meme-Making: Dutch Medieval Illustrations Breathe a Memetic Life!

Do you think a meme is the millennial method of transmission of knowledge? You scroll no more than a few inches on any digital social media platform,...

Urvi Chheda 4 April 2022

Architecture

The Symbol of Sagittarius on the Tile Spandrels of Qaysariya Gate of Isfahan

The Qaysariya bazaar is located in the north of Naqsh-Jahan square of Isfahan. It was founded by Shah Abbas in the Safavid period. On the tile...

Guest Profile 14 March 2022

Animals

Henry Moore’s Sheep

Henry Spencer Moore was an English artist. Although his primary role was as a sculptor, there are lots of examples of his sketches. His forms are...

Candy Bedworth 11 March 2022

Fashion

Negligee Fashion: Top 5 Gorgeous Homewear Outfits in Art

Due to the pandemic and never-ending quarantines, homewear fashion is popular once again. But don’t think that boudoir fashion was unpopular...

Kateryna Martynova 10 March 2022

Ilya Repin, Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks, 1880–1891, State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg WTF Art History

Want to Insult Your Enemy? Get Inspired by the Badass Zaporozhian Cossacks!

There are dozens if not hundreds of forged documents in the history of the world. They weren’t forged just for fun. Some of them were the basis...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 March 2022

Female Art Patrons: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney by Robert Henri Art State of Mind

Five Great Female Art Patrons in History

It’s high time to celebrate the many women who have made their mark on art history. Here, we’ll meet five female art patrons with impeccable...

Alexandra Kiely 4 March 2022

Impressionism

Why Should Renoir Be Reconsidered as an Art Master?

Pierre-Auguste Renoir is considered to be one of the masters of the Impressionist style. However, there are some of Renoir’s paintings that seem to...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 February 2022