WTF Art History

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

Love Story

Lise Tréhot – The Mysterious Beauty from Renoir’s Paintings

Born into a humble French family, Lise Tréhot (1848–1922) was an artist’s model who posed exclusively for Pierre-Auguste Renoir...

Anuradha Sroha 25 February 2022

Last Week Tonight's Masterpiece Gallery Announcement Video WTF Art History

John Oliver’s Weird Art Is Out to Save Museums

Comedians. What would we do without them? If your answer was something along the lines of just laughing less, then you might not be seeing the bigger...

Bruno Guerra 24 February 2022

Museum Stories

Pharmacy Museums: Houses of Oddities

A pharmacy is a very weird kind of shop. It has your favorite skin creams and food supplements. They also carry medicines for the flu, blood...

Marija Canjuga 19 February 2022

Erotica

Looking for Hot Renaissance Boys? Well, Here They Are!

Look no further! If you are in need of the sight of some muscular bodies this year, don’t bother going to the beach, but book yourself a ticket...

Magda Michalska 13 February 2022

WTF Art History

Fifty Shades of Dr. Pozzi

There he is, a handsome gynecologist in a portrait entitled Dr. Pozzi at Home painted by John Singer Sargent. Pozzi was a dandy, a gynecologist, and...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 February 2022

WTF Art History

Hitler’s Four Least Favorite Degenerate Artists

As a person who considered himself an artist, Hitler was very sensitive to aesthetics. He hated people who did not fit into his imagined world of...

Magda Michalska 10 February 2022

chinese new year tiger, Kishi Chikudo, Detail from Tiger, Tigress and Cubs, 1892 Animals

Year of the Tiger: Chinese New Year 2022

The year of the tiger is upon us! Tigers are frequently depicted in Chinese art, but they have fascinated so many artists from across the world.

Candy Bedworth 1 February 2022