WTF Art History

Pop art

Roy Lichtenstein’s Art Quiz For Every Art Historian

Pop art is popping up again! Yet this time, it won't at all reveal the mechanisms of the modern society with its mass product, celebrities and media...

Magda Michalska 10 June 2017

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau Explained in GIFs

The Art Nouveau Season on Europeana explores the depth and diversity of the influential art movement and features beautiful Art Nouveau jewellery,...

Europeana 7 June 2017

WTF Art History

Listen to Butt Music Written Down by Hieronymus Bosch on The Garden of Earthly Delights

Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights is a three-part altair showing the Garden of Eden on the left and a vision of hell on the right. The central...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 May 2017

Erotica

When The Inquisition Met Nude Maja

Which one do you prefer? The Nude Maja or The Clothed Maja? This question might have been asked by the painter Francisco Goya when he completed...

Magda Michalska 21 May 2017

Art Forms

Kanye West’s Favourite Artists

Kanye West- a one-man band, a man who made himself a star. Not only is he a musician, but as his recent activity proves, he is passionate about...

Magda Michalska 20 May 2017

Erotica

Modigliani’s 100 Years Old Nudes

Amedeo Modigliani has always been one of my favourite portraitists: for his delicate lines with which he masterfully rendered the deepest depths of...

Magda Michalska 17 May 2017

WTF Art History

Why Is She So Hairy? Iconography of Mary Magdalene

I had always asked myself this question when I came across the Gothic or early Renaissance representations of Mary Magdalene such as this: [caption...

Magda Michalska 29 April 2017

WTF Art History

Are You Into Illusions? Oops, It’s Op Art again!

Ever been to an optometrist? Then you probably know these graphic cards which check whether you are colour blind. I remember how stressed I always...

Magda Michalska 22 April 2017

Art Forms

Jeff Koons And Louis Vuitton Bags – A Perfect Match?

Jeff Koons was always an enfant terrible of contemporary art. This time, by working on the new collection "Masters" with Louis Vuitton he became also...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 April 2017

Abstract Expressionism

Pablo Picasso’s Bulls: On The Road To Simplicity

Pablo Picasso's bulls are something that once seen, cannot be forgotten. The Bull is a series of 11 lithographs created around Christmas in 1945,...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 April 2017

Bizarre

Map of Famous Artworks In Europe. Do You Know All Of Them?

An ingenious mapmaker halfabluesky has posted this map of Europe on Reddit, featuring well known paintings as the graphic for each territory. Do you...

Zuzanna Stańska 17 April 2017

Dine & Wine

What An Egg! Easter Egg Art Edition

Egg - the symbol of life, the victory over death, new beginnings and recoveries. And one of those gracious subjects in art which seems to be an...

Magda Michalska 16 April 2017