WTF Art History

Sculpture

The Spirit of Ecstasy – A Story of Goddesses and Secret Affairs

The story of the Spirit of Ecstasy is one to be pulled from the gossip columns of London high society. It involves rich and aristocratic benefactors,...

Candy Bedworth 21 April 2018

Bizarre

So Bad That It’s Good: 5 of the Worst Artworks Restorations

Artworks are a legacy of humanity and as such they must be well preserved - and usually, they are, in museums and cultural institutions. Even so,...

Rute Ferreira 13 April 2018

Why is Klimt Famous?

Gustav Klimt, born in Austria in 1862, is celebrated as one of the most valued artists in the history of art. But, why is Klimt famous? Why exactly...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 28 March 2018

Women Artists

How to Take Care of Your Hair: 5 Tips Inspired by Zinaida Serebriakova Artworks

Since we are in the month dedicated to women, what do you think about reading five beauty tips for your haircare today? Calm down, you're still at...

Rute Ferreira 16 March 2018

Dine & Wine

Charles Santore Exhibition at Woodmere Art Museum

Charles Santore is an American illustrator of magazines, advertisements, and books. He’s had a successful career working on magazine covers like TV...

Alexandra Kiely 12 March 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Behind The Yellow Eyes Of The Blue Dog By George Rodrigue

George Rodrigue was an American artist from New Iberia, USA, known mostly for his paintings of the Blue Dog which catapulted him to a worldwide...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 March 2018

And it’s War! The Art Of The War Wounded

Being an English teacher, so much of what I look at is linked to the literary world.  With the previous examination specification, we used to be...

Wendy Gray 27 February 2018

Women Artists

Gluck And Her No Prefix, No Suffix Queer Art

Since February is the LGBT history month in the UK where I live, I want to participate in the promotion of tolerance and raising awareness of the...

Magda Michalska 21 February 2018

Artist Stories

The Flying Lovers, Bella and Marc Chagall

Valentines or not, a love story is always a good read, especially if it's such a magic and touching story as the one between Bella and Marc Chagall.

Magda Michalska 17 February 2018

Love Story

Five Ideas For Valentine’s Day Inspired By Art History

Valentine’s Day is here and the internet is full of advice on how to make this day special. We’re joining with a few ideas inspired by art...

Europeana 14 February 2018

Animals

Picasso, Monet And Pigeons – An Unlikely Trio

Have you ever wished you could teach your parrot or canary some new tricks? Clearly, the Japanese scientists - Shigeru Watanabe, Junko Sakamoto and...

Wojtek Rozdzenski 2 February 2018

Prehistoric Art

The Real Story of the Goddess Gifs

People are going crazy over these goddess gifs – 24 ancient female statues shaking what their mothers gave them. Artist Nina Paley created the...

Alexandra Kiely 27 January 2018