WTF Art History

Love Story

Five Ideas For Valentine’s Day Inspired By Art History

Valentine’s Day is here and the internet is full of advice on how to make this day special. We’re joining with a few ideas inspired by art...

Europeana 14 February 2018

Paintings, Celebrities, And Pancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes

Happy Pancake Day, that is Shrove Tuesday, the last day of carnival season. For Christians, Lent starts tomorrow and this is the last chance to eat ...

Magda Michalska 13 February 2018

Animals

Picasso, Monet And Pigeons – An Unlikely Trio

Have you ever wished you could teach your parrot or canary some new tricks? Clearly, the Japanese scientists – Shigeru Watanabe, Junko Sakamoto...

Wojtek Rozdzenski 2 February 2018

Prehistoric Art

The Real Story of the Goddess Gifs

People are going crazy over these goddess gifs – 24 ancient female statues shaking what their mothers gave them. Artist Nina Paley created the...

Alexandra Kiely 27 January 2018

Fernando Botero And His Remakes Of Classic Masterpieces

I must tell you something in secret – I love Fernando Botero’s works. There is something really interesting in his paintings.

Zuzanna Stańska 15 January 2018

Art History 101

Women’s Place Is In The Kitchen: The Story of Dutch Genre Painting

One of the unquestionable masters of Dutch genre painting was Jan Vermeer. However, today I want to present two less known painters: Peter de Hooch...

Magda Michalska 11 January 2018

Bizarre

Why Babies in Medieval Paintings Look Like Ugly Old Men

The reason is: at the time, philosophers thought that Christ was born like a “perfectly formed and unchanged” man, aka he came out...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 December 2017

WTF Art History

The True Story of American Gothic According to SNL

If you ever wondered how famous paintings were created, how exactly looked the process of creation, setting up the sitters, choosing their...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 December 2017

Museum Stories

Running In Museums? Run with Martin Creed

Have you ever entered a museum five minutes before closing and thus had to run to see as much as possible? Such a thing happened to Martin Creed, a...

Magda Michalska 27 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...

Magda Michalska 3 November 2017