WTF Art History

Art State of Mind

The Night Sky: 10 Nocturnal Paintings You Will Love

Few things in life are more moving than the night sky on a cloudless evening. Artists have been fascinated by it for so long! The night has inspired...

Ruxi Rusu 30 September 2021

The First-Ever Femme Fatale: Lilith in a Painting by John Collier

The apparent sweetness of this work by John Collier (1850–1934), a Pre-Raphaelite painter, is a wonderful testimony of the two sides of Lilith’s...

Guest Profile 29 September 2021

Renaissance

How Galileo Galilei Changed the Moon Forever

While our old pal, Moon, was always shining above us; it wasn’t always obvious how does it really look like. For a long time, this astronomical...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 24 September 2021

Ancient Art

All You Need to Know About the Lascaux Cave

Located in southern France, the Lascaux Cave houses some of the most famous prehistoric cave paintings, dating to approximately 15,000 BCE. The cave...

Vithória Konzen Dill 23 September 2021

Artist Stories

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: With Love through Art

If two people are born on precisely the same day, they must be destined to meet. He was Bulgarian, she was French. They met when he was called in to...

Magda Michalska 21 September 2021

Art State of Mind

Dive into the World of Fairy Tales with Čiurlionis

Wouldn’t it be nice to immerse yourself in a fairy tale: hike among the heroes, fight monsters, visit enchanted lands? It would be a nice break...

Guest Profile 13 September 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece of the Week: Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms by Pieter Aertsen

Pieter Aertsen’s Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms is an interesting painting as it provides a wonderful glimpse into the varied...

James W Singer 12 September 2021

Ancient Greece

There Were Really Hot Guys in Ancient Greece: the Barberini Faun

Drunk, sleeping men are rarely, if ever, beautiful and sexually appealing, but this is not the case with this really sexy faun from ancient Greece.

Marta Loza 10 September 2021

Artist Stories

Living in the Shadow – Marie and Peder Severin Krøyer

Marie and Peder Severin Krøyer were a 19th and early 20th century couple, and, while their marriage and lives were far from ideal, history has...

Pola Otterstein 8 September 2021

Art History 101

All You Need to Know About Color Field Painting

Ready for a rollercoaster ride through the world of color field painting? Strap yourself in, it’s going to be a long and wild ride! This...

Candy Bedworth 4 September 2021

WTF Art History

That’s My Color! Famous Painters’ Trademark Colors

Did you know that there are some colors that you can’t use in your art? Such “painters’ trademarked colors” are owned by certain...

Wojtek Rozdzenski 3 September 2021

Iconic Colors in Art History

Every person probably dreams of leaving a legacy to the world. For artists this is a central goal and they try to do it through their masterpieces of...

Camilla de Laurentis 3 September 2021