WTF Art History

Art State of Mind

Synesthesia – The Surprising and Powerful Fusion of Senses in Art

Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which a perception from one sense evokes sensation in another one. In the art world, there are works which...

Camilla de Laurentis 30 August 2021

Sport

Artists in Prime Time: Art Featured in The Simpsons

Back in the mid- 1990s, a friend of mine showed me a book titled Bart Simpson’s Guide to Life. It was just what the title described,...

Bruno Guerra 28 August 2021

WTF Art History

It’s DailyArt App’s Ninth Birthday – Here Are the 10 Most Liked Paintings of the Year

It’s DailyArt App’s birthday! Well, it is hard to believe but nine years ago, in 2012, everything started for us with launching...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 August 2021

Photography

The Queen of Neoclassical Photography: Nelly

For many, photography is merely a sophisticated way of immortalizing the current and carrying that frozen moment—which is impossible to recreate...

Erol Degirmenci 21 August 2021

Erotica

Scandalous World of Hans Bellmer: Dolls, Ropes, and Erotic Photography

“I am human, and I think nothing human is alien to me”, said Terence, Roman playwright sometime in the 2nd century BCE. I think that art...

Magda Michalska 18 August 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece of the Week: Saturnino Herrán, Our Ancient Gods

Saturnino Herrán’s Our Ancient Gods is a masterful painting of Mexican Modernism from the early 20th century. It evokes the strength, dignity, and...

James W Singer 15 August 2021

A Small Guide to Still Life Symbols

You may think that all those marvelous Dutch still lifes from the 16th and 17th centuries were just some random sets of fruits, vegetables, and...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 August 2021

Art State of Mind

Drama on Canvas – Dramatic Scenes in Painting

Although performing arts may be the popular avenue to convey drama, visual arts are also a powerful medium for the subject matter. Visual artists...

Maya Tola 12 August 2021

Art History 101

Genres Explained: Still Life in Painting

Let’s explore the history of still life through a selection of 10 paintings corresponding to two key moments: the 17th century in the...

Soledad Castillo Jara 11 August 2021

Animals

Great Artists’ Dachshund Muses

Did you know that some of the world’s most celebrated artists and performers have been dachshund owners? This extensive list of elite creatives...

Maya Tola 10 August 2021

Post-Impressionism

Fast and Yummy: All We Know About Cezanne’s Fruit

Paul Cezanne was widely misunderstood by his contemporaries. This shy man, who was a precursor of Cubism and Fauvism, loved to paint fruit (in art...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 August 2021

Fruits, Flowers, and Death: Still Lifes in Art History

Still lifes are one of the most recurrent and well-known themes in art history. These subjects are usually representations of inanimate objects such...

Andra Patricia Ritisan 9 August 2021