WTF Art History

Sculpture

Sacred Signs – Prehistoric Sculpture

It seems that forming figurative shapes out of natural materials has always been with us. As humans developed, a bigger, more sophisticated brain...

Candy Bedworth 9 April 2019

Women Artists

Kiki Smith’s Bodies as Instruments of Perception and Travel

It seems Kiki Smith didn't have much choice when deciding on who to become in the future because art just flows in her veins: her father Tony Smith...

Magda Michalska 6 April 2019

Women Artists

Sylvia Sleigh. A Slay Girl Who Rocked Male Portraiture

I called Sylvia Sleigh a slay girl because she was beautiful inside out. Brave and independent, she pursued her own figurative style which by many...

Magda Michalska 2 April 2019

Sculpture

Art of the Brick – Nathan Sawaya’s Lego Works

Lego springs to mind as one of the key toys of many people’s childhoods. Whether building houses, spacecrafts or just stepping on that elusive...

Nadine Waldmann 27 March 2019

Women Artists

Huguette Caland’s Linear Eroticism

Some see her art as sexualized. I'd rather see Huguette Caland's linear eroticism, which shifts between abstraction and figuration, as an exploration...

Magda Michalska 26 March 2019

Renaissance

The Medici. Rich Sinners or Saintly Rulers?

The Medici were one of the richest family dynasties that ever lived and perhaps the most influential patrons of the arts in history. For it was their...

James Wray 19 March 2019

Dine & Wine

Keep Eating and Never Regret: Fat Thursday 2019

Doughnuts, doughnuts... who wouldn't be tempted by one freshly out of the bakery, covered in sweet coating and with a warm, creamy filling...

Magda Michalska 28 February 2019

Art State of Mind

Taking the Perfect Selfie: Tips from History’s Greatest Portrait Artists

To pout or not to pout… that is the question.  From smoulders to smiles, duck faces to dog ears, in the age of front-facing phone cameras there...

Tony Heathfield 22 February 2019

Fashion

Voyage Cinétique II – Kinetic Art on the Runway

Transforming a woman's body into a piece of art, the Venezuelan Oscar Carvallo introduced 35 outfits with prints, textures, cuts and details created...

Gabriela Hurtado 18 February 2019

Searching for Love in Art

LOVE ALERT! The following array of paintings is a heart-warming collection of artworks worth sharing with your beloved. They are so much more...

Magda Michalska 14 February 2019

Love Story

Summer Interior and Edward Hopper’s Women – Learning the Ropes of Romance

Summer Interior: A solitary woman at the centre of an unknown crisis. Edward Hopper's women appear frequently within his artwork. Most notably...

Tony Heathfield 13 February 2019

Women Artists

Making Meaning: Charlotte Salomon Painting Her Childhood

The artist Charlotte Salomon was tragically killed in the gas chamber at Auschwitz at the age of 26, whilst 5 months pregnant. She left behind two...

Candy Bedworth 9 February 2019