WTF Art History

Dine & Wine

Intersection of Coffee and Creating: Coffee Shops and Their Purpose

The actual art of coffee making has steadily been growing for years. We have surpassed and moved past instant coffee, on to specialty coffee shops...

Rachel Witte 5 February 2019

Art State of Mind

The Muse Throughout Art History: Inspiration, Love, and Friendship

In terms of Ancient Greek mythology, the term muse refers to nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, with each daughter having her own attribute, which...

Rachel Witte 26 January 2019

Art State of Mind

Leaving Home as a Genre in Art: The Need to be on the Move

I don't know if it is a millennial thing, similarly being in the same age group, or because now in 2019 we have access to everyone's lives through...

Rachel Witte 12 January 2019

Sculpture

Wild Women of the Waves – Art of Ships Figureheads

A figurehead is a carved and painted figure ornamenting the bow of a ship (that’s the front to us landlubbers!). For thousands of years people have...

Candy Bedworth 10 January 2019

Erotica

Rape? What Rape? Artworks Everyone Should See

In October 2017, #MeToo movement was founded, with the hashtag spreading virally and women all over the world sharing their stories of experience of...

Magda Michalska 7 January 2019

Art State of Mind

Art and Math: Aesthetics of Calculations

Do you like math? Well, many of us might have had some problems with it when we were in school (I, at least, had many!) and got fed up with it. So...

Rute Ferreira 5 January 2019

2019: Year of the Pig and Pigs in Painting

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is the year closing the twelve-year lunar calendar cycle. It's named after the Pig because according to the...

Magda Michalska 4 January 2019

Art State of Mind

New Year’s Resolutions For 2019?

The nearer 2019 is, the more I think about new things I would like to do in the incoming year. And I’m not even talking about resolutions or...

Magda Michalska 1 January 2019

Art State of Mind

The Art of Metamorphosis

"she broke the rules of time, fragmenting and aligning it, to sew the fundamental phases of her subjects' transformation: she  brought us the...

Artur Deus Dionisio 29 December 2018

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

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

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