WTF Art History

Bizarre

Stendhal Syndrome – The Art Fans Sickness

Stendhal Syndrome is a mysterious thing. If you have even seen someone fainting in any great museum, or in front of any great masterpieces - it could...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 April 2017

Artist Stories

Gustav Klimt And Emilie Flöge – The Everlasting Friendship

Gustav Klimt and Emilie Flöge were inseparable for years. Although it was never proven that there was something romantic between the two of them...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 March 2017

Baroque

Painting Of The Week: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp

Rembrandt painted this group portrait of seven surgeons and the physician Nicolaes Tulp in 1632 - he was only 26 years old then. Nicolaes Tulp was a...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 March 2017

Bizarre

10 Times When Egon Schiele Mastered Hip Hop Hand Gestures

Art is a serious thing. But sometimes some associations once they pop up in your head they just can’t disappear. I didn’t find any...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 March 2017

Animals

Maurizio Cattelan And His Obsession With Pigeons

It was at the Venice Biennale in 1997 when Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan exposed 2000 stuffed pigeons installed on the top of the air conditioning...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 February 2017

Artist

Dali And Gala – The Love Story

There is a saying that behind every great man there's a great woman. Today we present one of the truest examples of that. This is the story of...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 February 2017

Erotica

Oh Cupid, Mon Amour! Cupids Just Being Awesome

Who wouldn't like to come across a lovely cupid one day? Who wouldn't like to be a target of his sweet arrow? Sending you a bunch of cupids doing...

Magda Michalska 13 February 2017

Art Forms

Edward Hopper’s Paintings Recreated As Photographs

Richard Tuschman is a fine art photographer, whose works has appeared on a number of book covers, ad campaigns and exhibitions. In his project,...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 February 2017

Erotica

The Best of Leda and the Swan Paintings

If you ever see a painting presenting a girl with a swan - it must be Leda. Leda and the Swan is a story from Greek mythology in which the god Zeus,...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 February 2017

Erotica

Need A Hug? Paintings Which Embrace

Are you having a pretty bad week? Recently I have been really stressed and desperately needed a hug. If you need one too, I'm sending you some most...

Magda Michalska 2 February 2017

Erotica

Are You A Conoisseur Of Male Beauty? A Nude Invasion!

As I wrote once in my post about naked bodies in Academicism, art history had for centuries glorified male beauty and had somehow neglected or...

Magda Michalska 28 January 2017

Art Forms

Fat Cat Art – Cat’s Guide to Classic Art

There is one fat cat in the world that makes all art in the world better. And it's not my cat unfortunately. It's Zarathustra. Have you heard of (or...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 January 2017