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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

South American Art

Mexican Colors: From Mesoamerica to the World

Not so long ago, artists got their pigments from nature. In consequence, every region of the world had its own pigments and shades of colors. In ...

Jimena Escoto 2 September 2021

Photography

See Rare Photographs Taken by Edgar Degas

Today is World Photography Day. On this day, August 19th, in 1839 the French government bought the patent for the daguerreotype and released it ...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 August 2021

Erotica

Oh, I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside: Bathing in Art

With the summer holidays upon us, it seems appropriate to take a small tour through depictions of leisure bathing in art. The package holiday ...

Wendy Gray 9 July 2021

Art State of Mind

Five Ways to Enjoy Your Vacation Time, Inspired by Art History

The first half of the year ended. It is always interesting to breathe, take stock of what we have done so far, and prepare for the second semester. ...

Rute Ferreira 7 July 2021

Nature

10 Most Beautiful Artistic Flower Arrangements for Spring

Winter passed so quickly this year. The situation is still weird, to say the least, in several countries around the world. However, Spring has always ...

Errika Gerakiti 21 February 2021

Artist Stories

Julie Manet – The Eternal Beauty of Impressionism

Julie Manet – the Beauty of Impressionism – was the daughter of the wealthy, well-connected painter Berthe Morisot and Eugène Manet, brother of ...

Pola Otterstein 29 January 2021

Seasons

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Snowy Landscape Paintings to Enjoy

Snow. You either love it, or hate it. Are you able to picture a fresh snow fall in your mind? Or is it falling outside your window as you read this ...

Rachel Witte 21 December 2020

Museum Stories

Highlights of the Clark Art Institute

The Clark Art Institute, often referred to as "The Clark," was founded in 1950 to house the extensive art collection of Sterling and Francine Clark. ...

Anastasia Manioudaki 15 October 2020

Theater & Cinema

Paintings in the Movie “The Accountant”

The Accountant is a 2016 action thriller starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick and J. K. Simmons, and is directed by Gavin O’Connor. It centers on ...

Sarah Mills 8 August 2020

Cats

Can You Spot the Cat? Cats Hidden in Famous Paintings

I like cats and I'm sure that many of you do too. A fascinating animal, the cat has earned itself an important place in culture, literature, and art. ...

Marina Kochetkova 4 August 2020

Love Story

Lise Tréhot. The Mysterious Beauty from Renoir’s Paintings

Born into a humble French family, Lise Tréhot (1848–1922) was an artist's model who posed exclusively for Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919). ...

Anuradha Sroha 2 August 2020