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WTF Art History

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...

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...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 April 2017

Art Travels

Ogunquit Artist Colony: The Painter’s Paradise

The Abenaki people native to southern Maine knew of their homeland’s allure long before their European successors. The word “ogunquit” –...

Anthony de Feo 18 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...

Magda Michalska 16 April 2017

Brak kategorii

Crucifixions, Bones and Gruesome Bodies

Easter is coming! But before the happy celebration and dancing with bunnies in the garden, Christians go through a Triduum, a three day period...

Magda Michalska 15 April 2017

Art Forms

Anna Atkins: Photography and the Botanist

Anna Atkins turned to photography not because she loved this medium – but because it was useful to her. Atkins was a botanist, who developed an...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 April 2017

Impressionism

Claude Monet, Springtime

Claude Monet’s Springtime depicts his first wife, Camille Doncieux, seated serenely beneath a canopy of lilacs. The painting is presently held...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 April 2017

Artist Stories

The (Not So) Simple Style of Emil Carlsen

Emil Carlsen was, for roughly the first forty years of his life, poor and relatively unknown. After all, he rejected the growing appeal of florid...

Anthony de Feo 8 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 Cannes...

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