WTF Art History

Art History 101

Was Nicolas Poussin A Barouqe Artist?

Nicolas Poussin is often considered a representative of French Baroque, as he worked in the first half of the 1600s. Yet, his paintings are so...

Magda Michalska 16 November 2017

Art Forms

Get Yourself Ready, Met Gala 2018 Theme Is Revealed: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”

This is going to be MADNESS. Every year Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts the famous Met Gala. Formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 November 2017

Art State of Mind

Grow Your Artsy Mustache For Movember!

Movember November is a month of raising awareness about men’s health, in particular about prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s...

Magda Michalska 6 November 2017

Art History 101

Do You Know Your Saints? A Quiz With Saintly Attributes

How well do you know your Christian iconography? All Saints is over but it's never too late for a little quiz! Are you able to recognize saints by...

Magda Michalska 3 November 2017

Artist

William Hogarth – Marriage à-la-mode

The 18th century British painter William Hogarth created an insightful series of paintings about the arranged marriages of his times, entitled...

Pola Otterstein 17 October 2017

Bizarre

Mushroom Picking? The Tastiest Mushroom Art

My grandpa is a real expert in mushroom picking, he knows all kinds of mushrooms and he spots even the ones hidden in the high grass. I suck at this,...

Magda Michalska 2 October 2017

Art History 101

Annibale Carracci: The Inventor of Baroque Painting?

When did Mannierism give way to a new style? Was it with Caravaggio's dramatic lighting, or Rubens's opulence? Can we distinguish a moment in...

Magda Michalska 27 September 2017

Bizarre

Art Under Attack – 11 Famous Masterpieces Damaged By Madmen

The term vandalisme was coined in 1794 by Henri Grégoire, bishop of Blois, to describe the destruction of artwork following the French...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 September 2017

Art History 101

10 Most Scandalous Nudes in Art (NSFW)

We’re here to let you in on a pretty widely known secret about art history: it was all about sex. Nude representations of men and women caused...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 September 2017

Art History 101

Caravaggisti: Fans, Epigons, Masters?

Caravaggio made an impact on painting already in his times. Probably because he behaved in defiance of all norms of the Church which was his biggest...

Magda Michalska 20 September 2017

Renaissance

Mannerism? Watch Your Manners!

Young artists who left workshops in the years following the activity of Michelangelo and Raphael must have had a very hard time: how could one create...

Magda Michalska 19 September 2017

Artist

The Story Of Duchess of Alba – Francisco de Goya’s Muse

Few women in eighteenth-century Spain captured the imagination of contemporaries as thoroughly as Doña María de Pilar Teresa Cayetana de Silva...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 August 2017