WTF Art History

Sculpture

The Spirit of Ecstasy: The Story Behind the Rolls-Royce Ornament

Discover the story behind the Spirit of Ecstasy which reads like the pages of a London gossip column from high society! Full of aristocratic...

Candy Bedworth 25 April 2024

Artist Stories

The Bugatti Brothers: A Story About Cars and Cows

Nowadays Bugatti is a legendary company in the field of automobile technology. However, few people know the history of the man behind the trademark,...

Camilla de Laurentis 25 April 2024

Erotica

Lesbian Love and Sex in Art History (NSFW!)

Lesbian love and sex are rarely seen in classical art history. But if you dig deep enough you will see many examples of artworks from the earliest...

Marija Canjuga 24 April 2024

Erotica

Lesbianism in Art? Warning: Erotic Scenes in Abundance

Ever wondered about the presence of homosexuality in art? Today we’ll travel a bit in time to see how art has treated the subject of lesbians.

Magda Michalska 24 April 2024

Theater & Cinema

Harry Potter and the Lady of the Unicorn Tapestries

The Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries were made towards the end of the 15th century and are one of the most well-known sets of medieval tapestries. You...

Anna Ingram 22 April 2024

Quiz

For The Birds: An Artsy Avian Quiz

Candy Bedworth 20 April 2024

Dine & Wine

Strawberry Paintings Forever

There are very few who dislike strawberries. I love everything about them, from texture, to smell, and taste. Painters also love the way they look,...

Magda Michalska 19 April 2024

Quiz

Bon Appetit! Foodie Quiz for Art Lovers

Candy Bedworth 19 April 2024

Jean-Etienne Liotard, Chocolate Girl, 1754, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany Dine & Wine

Chocolate in Painting for a Cozy Evening

Even when it is not that cold, I still crave a good old hot chocolate (in painting) and a cozy evening under the blanket. We present to you a short...

Magda Michalska 19 April 2024

Wayne Thiebaud, Cakes, 1963 Dine & Wine

Desserts in Paintings for Art Lovers with a Sweet Tooth

If you’re craving something sweet our selection of desserts represented in paintings will help you survive. I’ve prepared something I can...

Magda Michalska 19 April 2024

Dine & Wine

This Article Is Only About Cheese in Painting

This article is best enjoyed with blue cheese fondue, a cheesecake, toast with butter and cheese, some nice onion soup with cheddar, a cheese muffin,...

Magda Michalska 19 April 2024

Art State of Mind

5 Gardens in Art That Make Every Gardener Envious

Doesn’t matter if you have a garden, a balcony, a terrace, or just a window sill on which you keep a small cactus. These gardens in art are like...

Magda Michalska 16 April 2024