WTF Art History

Bizarre

The Most Bizarre Building in Scotland: Pineapple House

You likely would not connect pineapples and architecture, right? Wrong! There exists a real artistic folly, and not in Las Vegas where such a...

Magda Michalska 8 June 2021

Erotica

Why is St Sebastian a Gay Icon?

One may think that Christian saints have little in common with gay culture, but there is an exception to every rule. If you see a handsome guy in his...

Magda Michalska 6 June 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Claude Raguet Hirst, A Gentleman’s Table

A Gentleman’s Table by Claude Raguet Hirst is a mysterious painting that echoes the realism of Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and Henry Ossawa...

James W Singer 6 June 2021

Erotica

Lesbianism in Art? Warning: Erotic Scenes in Abundance

Ever wondered about the presence of homosexuality in art? Today we’ll travel a bit in time to see how art has treated the subject of...

Magda Michalska 3 June 2021

Medieval Art

Inkulinati – Medieval Manuscripts Come to Life in a New Video Game

If you’ve ever wanted to step inside a medieval manuscript, here’s your chance. Inkulinati, an upcoming strategy-based video game, was...

Alexandra Kiely 1 June 2021

Take Me Down to My Boat on the River: Rivers in Famous Paintings

From the dawn of civilization, rivers have been the crux of human life. Most great cities are built around rivers. We use them for sustenance,...

Anastasia Manioudaki 31 May 2021

Bizarre

The Elephant in the Church and Other Curious Stories of Venice

With its maze of narrow streets, bridges, and canals linking its splendid architecture and art, Venice is beautiful. It is worth exploring and a...

Marina Kochetkova 27 May 2021

Love Story

Jeanne Hébuterne: Loving Modigliani – a new novel by Linda Lappin

With her dark hair, pale skin, and light blue eyes, affectionately called “noix-de-coco” (coconut) by friends, Jeanne Hèbuterne...

Nadine Waldmann 24 May 2021

Women Artists

Camille Claudel: Love, Despair, and Auguste Rodin

There is a common saying that behind every great man, there is a great woman. It was no exception for the legendary sculptor, generally considered...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 May 2021

The Mystery Of Dürer’s Magic Square

Many weird things appear in Albrecht Dürer’s famous engraving Melencolia. Among them is a magic constant 34 square, a well-known and enigmatic...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 May 2021

Art State of Mind

The Benefits of Visiting a Museum

During the protracted coronavirus lockdown, when all the art we see is digital, we can reflect on that which we took for granted before. There are so...

Nina Relf 21 May 2021

Museum Stories

Pharmacy Museums: Houses of Oddities

A pharmacy is a very weird kind of shop. It has your favorite skin creams and food supplements. They also carry medicines for the flu, blood...

Marija Canjuga 17 May 2021