WTF Art History

Erotica

Does My Bum Look Big in This? The Female Body in Art

From Kylie to the Kardashians, bums seem to be big news. But that’s not modern selfie culture – the female body, especially buttocks have been a...

Candy Bedworth 22 April 2021

Contemporary Art

Body in the Art of David Hammons and Laura Aguilar

David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968-1979, at The Drawing Center (closes May 23) and Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 21 April 2021

WTF Art History

Secrets of Ghost Photography in the 19th Century

Spirit photography, photographs that allegedly show ghosts, have always captured the eye. They are peculiar, bizarre, but above all else horrifying.

Sofia Rodriguez Cuevas 11 April 2021

Animals

Famous Lobsters in Art

Lobsters, large marine crustaceans, have been eaten by humans since prehistoric times. They became a delicacy by the Roman period. They were also...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 April 2021

Bizarre

A Hero and Mythical Creatures: Famous Spiders in Art

Spiders disturb the majority of the people. Even though they are much smaller, and thus much less powerful than us, we cannot help but fear their...

Belkıs Pesen 6 April 2021

European Art

Victorian Feminists and Their Supernatural Powers

The Victorian feminists in 19th century England paved the way for the women’s movement across the world. The “New Woman,” as she was...

Anastasia Manioudaki 3 April 2021

European Art

Five Things Everyone Should Know About the Victorians

What do we think of when we ponder the Victorian era? I for one almost always think of steam trains, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Sherlock...

Sarah Mills 1 April 2021

Dine & Wine

Picnic Time! Best Picnic Inspirations From Art

The days are getting warmer and longer and all I can think about are picnics and barbecues; when the sun is shining, the grass is green and birds are...

Magda Michalska 20 March 2021

Art State of Mind

Birdies, Flowers and Virgins: the Real Meanings of Spring in Art

Spring is my favorite season and it seems to have been a favorite season of many artists throughout art history. Is it for its blossoming flowers,...

Magda Michalska 19 March 2021

4 Things About Barbara Rose’s Legacy in Art History

Sadly, an influential American art historian and critic Barbara Rose died from cancer on December 25th, 2020. Born in 1936, she studied art history...

Amélie Pascutto 12 March 2021

Art State of Mind

This Is What the Art World Looks Like

Book Review: "We Are Here - Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World" and Interview with the author Jasmin Hernandez, Founder of Gallery Gurls

Jennifer S. Musawwir 11 March 2021

Erotica

Pretty Women: Female Beauty and the Three Graces in Paintings

The paintings depicting three Graces are present throughout all art history. Although the characters are the same, the representations change a lot...

Rute Ferreira 5 March 2021