WTF Art History

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

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

Painterly Armchair Travels – London Landmarks Edition

Since everybody seemed to enjoy visiting Paris through paintings, why not take a look at London? Just like Paris, London is a popular destination for...

Alexandra Kiely 23 July 2018

Renaissance

Seven Errors Game with Lucas Cranach the Elder

Do you like games? Your mission in today's game is to identify seven differences between the artworks of Lucas Cranach the Elder that I chose from...

Rute Ferreira 22 June 2018

Surrealism

Start The Summer With Salvador Dalí

Summer is officially on! If you're still looking for a beach where to show your artsy bikini, or a Picasso-like beach body, maybe you'll be tempted...

Magda Michalska 21 June 2018

Love Story

Do You Watch ‘Love Island’? See This Art Special

At the moment, the annual summer show 'Love Island' on ITV is a top topic in the UK where I live. If you don't know what I'm talking about, imagine a...

Magda Michalska 19 June 2018

South American Art

How To Break Up (And What To Do Next): 5 Love Tips From Brazilian Painter Belmiro de Almeida

Valentine's Day is traditionally celebrated on February 14th, you know for sure. But, in the country where I live, Brazil, the date reserved for...

Rute Ferreira 12 June 2018

Sport

World Cup Opening Game with LS Lowry

The FIFA World Cup begins in Russia on Thursday! Whether you're fans of football, or you get bored watching the telly, it's always fun to get carried...

Magda Michalska 11 June 2018

Misunderstood Music, Forbidden Romance and Richard Gerstl’s Art

When an avant-garde composer and painter becomes friends with an avant-garde painter, their relationship will be a stormy one. And if the wife of one...

Magda Michalska 22 May 2018