WTF Art History

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

Watch Andy Warhol Eating A Hamburger

This movie was created by a Danish filmmaker Jorgen Leth, and it appears in his art movie 66 Scenes from America which was filmed in 1981. Leth...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 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

Art Forms

Cindy Sherman vs Old Masters

Time for a little quiz for all those who consider themselves the experts in Old Masters! We will show you photographs made by Cindy Sherman, a...

Magda Michalska 8 May 2017

Stuff

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

Periods

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

Erotica

Art Models XXL? No Photoshop Allowed!

The recent row over the Cannes poster featuring a famous actress Claudia Cardinale, who was slimmed with photoshop by poster designers [caption...

Magda Michalska 7 April 2017

Artist Stories

The Legend Of The Death Of Raphael

Raphael Santi, one of the greatest Renaissance painters died on this day, on Good Friday in 1520. He was only 37 years old and at the peak of his...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 April 2017