#looted art

WTF Art History

Biggest Art Heists in History

Movies on thefts and art heists are making huge box office hits for their great action and wit. However, even if real art heists have been sometimes...

Irina Diana Calu 12 October 2021

Women Artists

Anna Bilińska’s Parisian Career and Tragic Life

If you think your life is taking wrong turns and it feels like you’re sailing against the wind, read on. The story of artist Anna Bilińska,...

Magda Michalska 27 September 2021

Long Read

Colonial Looting of African Art: A Century in Exile

Have you ever wondered how European modern artists were inspired by African art? They certainly didn’t travel to the continent, and the answer...

Jimena Escoto 2 August 2021

Fashion

Fashion like a Russian: Kokoshnik, a Traditional Headdress

We all know the proverb Clothes speak for men. In the Russian national costume, a headdress called Kokoshnik played a significant role: it completed...

Elizaveta Ermakova 27 July 2021

WTF Art History

The Art of Adolf Hitler: Idyllic Paintings of a Monster

Adolf Hitler is one of history's most infamous dictators. After coming to power as Führer of Nazi Germany, he and his followers were responsible for...

Abreeza Thomas 27 May 2020

Renaissance

The Story of the Lost Raphael’s Portrait of a Young Man

Have you seen this painting? It is missing. Since 1945. On the day of reopening the Princes Czartoryski Museum, let's explore the story of one of the...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 December 2019