WTF Art History

Art State of Mind

Most Beautiful Adorations of the Shepherds for Christmas

Past Christmases we showed you Nativity scenes, wintery landscapes, or even Andy Warhol’s Christmas trees. This year I want to show you...

Magda Michalska 25 December 2018

Dine & Wine

Fish Paintings For Christmas Eve Dinners

In many cultures, Christmas Eve dinner does not include any meat or alcohol because one should keep a vigil fasting and expecting the feastings of...

Magda Michalska 24 December 2018

Art State of Mind

5 Masterpieces with Multiple Versions

Authenticity and originality are invaluable aspects of any work of art. But across pages of art history, we can find artworks and masterpieces with...

Maria Frazzoni 4 December 2018

Art State of Mind

Best Books for Art Lovers

I like a good listicle, and this month I have decided to write about some of the most important art-related books you should read. Written in the...

Roma Piotrowska 27 November 2018

Erotica

Movember Edition of Male Nudes

It’s this time of year, November is a month of campaigning for raising awareness about prostate cancer, testicular cancer, men’s...

Magda Michalska 15 November 2018

12 Famous Funeral Paintings of Western Art

Funeral practices are deeply ingrained in all cultures and hugely varied traditions around the globe reflect a wide spread of beliefs and values. On...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 November 2018

Double Double Toil and Trouble: Witches in Art and Modern Media

Tis the season....no, not of Christmas. Halloween. The time for Fall festivals, hayrides, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches. Grotesque goblins, creepy...

Rachel Witte 30 October 2018

Fighting Skeletons of James Ensor

We can’t let Halloween pass by without mention of the late Victorian avante-garde painter James Ensor. Often likened to Munch is his ability to...

Sarah Mills 26 October 2018

Dine & Wine

Time For Tea in Paintings

One of the highlights of autumn is that drinking hot drinks is no longer looked down on and ordering a big cup of steaming hot cocoa instead of an...

Magda Michalska 12 October 2018

Animals

Every Dog Has Its Day…

No one will ever be as happy to see you coming back home as your dog. As they are always with us they do deserve their place in art. And they...

Joanna Kaszubowska 4 October 2018

Ancient Greece

Persephone and the Pomegranate: Art in Ancient Greece

How has a simple, yet beautiful fruit, been the centre of attention throughout history? The pomegranate is symbolic in many cultures and religions,...

Rachel Witte 24 September 2018

Dine & Wine

Don’t Play with Your Food! Unless It’s Art

I’m sure we’ve all been told not to play with our food as we hide unappetising peas under a sticky lump of mashed potato. And most parents have...

Candy Bedworth 20 September 2018