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10 Most Popular DailyArt Magazine Articles This Year

Nicole Ganbold 13 July 2022 min Read

Today DailyArt Magazine celebrates its 6th birthday! Since then, we have been providing you with a daily dose of art, knowledge and beauty! Our articles are prepared by our excellent writers, editors and proofreaders who share a lot of heart and art historical knowledge with our dear readers. We are so grateful to all of you! To properly celebrate this special date, we present to you a list of the 10 most popular DailyArt Magazine articles this year!

Most popular articles in DailyArt Magazine: Jo van Gogh-Bonger, April 1889.

Most popular articles in DailyArt Magazine: Jo van Gogh-Bonger, April 1889. Photo by Geheugen van Nederland via Wikimedia Commons (public domain). Detail.

Everyone knows van Gogh’s Starry Night, or his Sunflowers, or that he cut off his ear. The name of Vincent van Gogh is now a household name, synonymous with color, drama, and genius. This is why it is astonishing to think that, at the time of his death in 1890, Vincent had only ever sold one painting, there was only ever one article published about him, and he had exhibited at just a couple of shows. How, then, can one explain Vincent’s posthumous fame, his popularity, and the fact that his paintings now sell for millions upon millions of dollars? Vincent—and the world—owes it all to a woman named Jo van Gogh-Bonger. Without Jo, there would be no Vincent. Read her story.

Most popular articles in DailyArt Magazine: The Dutch Sapphire Tiara.

Most popular articles in DailyArt Magazine: The Dutch Sapphire Tiara. The Natural Sapphire Company.

We all have family treasures, those mementos that matter to us so much because of their sentimental value and memories associated with them. Now, imagine – and I know it is a stretch – that you are a princess. As a child, you go through your grandmother’s jewelry box (or in that case probably a vault) and you discover tiaras. Shiny, sparkly and beautiful, but also further embellished with all those tales of the weddings and balls they’ve been worn to!
Let’s take a look at some most amazing, beautiful tiaras worn by royals, and hopefully, this selection will inspire you to go through your own family treasures and listen to the stories associated with them.

Most popular articles in DailyArt Magazine: Thomas Rowlandson, Modern Pygmalion, c.1810,

Most popular articles in DailyArt Magazine: Thomas Rowlandson, Modern Pygmalion, c.1810, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. Detail.

The subject of erotica is vast. Even reduced to only the Victorian world of erotica, it’s a challenge to write about in the space of an article. Really, it’s more the stuff of a book, and indeed many books have been written on the subject! Erotica is tied up with so many other major subject areas: feminism, ocularism, the scopic consumption of the human form, voyeurism, immorality, domestic virtue, and pornography, to name a few. These and many more conspire to make erotica a much more complex visual form than it might at first seem to be. Let’s concentrate then on sampling some of the images of the era as voyeurs in our own right. However, be warned: some of these images really are explicit!

Most popular articles in DailyArt Magazine: The Accountant movie poster and featured paintings

Most popular articles in DailyArt Magazine: Collage: The Accountant movie poster and featured paintings. Sarah Mills.

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 the character of Christian Wolff, a man who has high-functioning autism. He also happens to be a deadly assassin, as well as a brilliant accountant. Sounds like fun right? It certainly is! Wolff accepts payment in goods as well as cash, which sometimes extends to fine art. Paintings in the movie The Accountant include Woman with a Parasol and Small Child on a Sunlit Hillside by Pierre-Auguste RenoirFree Form by Jackson Pollock and A Friend in Need by Cassius Coolidge. All three paintings have enormous real-world fiscal value, but within the context of the film their value is also symbolic.

Most popular articles in DailyArt Magazine: Works of Aristotle with the commentary of Giles of Rome, killer rabbits

Most popular articles in DailyArt Magazine: Works of Aristotle with the commentary of Giles of Rome, 14th century, Ms. 121, fol. 23r, Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne, Paris, France. Detail.

If you ever watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail, you probably remember the scene when the vicious killer bunny (which, as we remember, is a DYNAMITE!) attacks King Arthur and the knights. And as it may look random, ridiculous, and surreal like many other scenes by Monty Pythons’, it actually has some roots in the dark, mysterious history of medieval manuscripts. So, ladies and gentlemen, here we present to you: the killer rabbits. And I must warn you – there will be blood.

Most popular articles in DailyArt Magazine: Katsushika Hokusai, Kinoe no Komatsu, 1814. Wikimedia Commons (public domain). Detail.

Ukiyo-e art, pictures of the “floating world” are famous among those interested in art history. Everyone knows Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Ukiyo-e also became very popular among artists from the second half of the 19th century. With their colors, clear lines, and composition, they influenced artists such as Édouard ManetHenri Toulouse-LautrecVincent van Gogh, and the Impressionists. However, there is one type of ukiyo-e that isn’t presented as often as 36 Views of Mount Fuji. It’s the type that surprised western visitors to Japan when they discovered it. The type that was characterized by a seemingly relaxed attitude to nakedness and sexuality. It’s Shun-ga, which in Japanese means “spring pictures.”

Most popular articles in DailyArt Magazine: Francesco Hayez, The Kiss, 1859, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy.

Most popular articles in DailyArt Magazine: Francesco Hayez, The Kiss, 1859, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy.

The Venetian painter Francesco Hayez is considered a genius of historical Romanticism. In addition to the quality and refinement of his artworks, he captured moments in which mythological, biblical, and historical characters seem to overlap with the real world. They appear as a parallel universe that still charms for its realism. Hayez was a remarkable 19th century painter, but next to his unquestionably grand art, there are also some quite surprising erotic drawings.

Most popular articles in DailyArt Magazine: Henriëtte Ronner-Knip, Cat nap

Most popular articles in DailyArt Magazine: Henriëtte Ronner-Knip, Cat nap, mid 19th century, private collection. Wikimedia Commons (public domain).

I have collected 15 of the most purrific cats in art history that every cat lover would want to put on their wall. In some of these pieces, the cats play the central role while in others they are just there, but we all know that in reality cats always play the main role because they rule the world. Enjoy!

Most popular articles in DailyArt Magazine: Katsushika Hokusai, South Wind, Clear Sky (Gaifū kaisei), also known as Red Fuji, from Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

Most popular articles in DailyArt Magazine: Katsushika Hokusai, South Wind, Clear Sky (Gaifū kaisei), also known as Red Fuji, from Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, 1830-1832, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA.

Everyone knows The Great Wave off Kanagawa, the print created by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai. But not everyone knows that The Great Wave comes from a series of 46 prints, depicting the views of Mount Fuji from different locations in various seasons and weather conditions. Actually, in the beginning, Hokusai created only 36 prints but the series became so popular that he added another 10. Today we want to show you six of the most interesting (in our opinion of course) prints from the series Views of Mount Fuji.

Most popular articles in DailyArt Magazine: Vincent van Gogh, Head of a skeleton with a burning cigarette, 1886

Most popular articles in DailyArt Magazine: Vincent van Gogh, Head of a skeleton with a burning cigarette, 1886, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

We wanted to focus on something extraordinary and show you 7 of Van Gogh’s paintings you’ve probably never seen. Everyone knows Starry Night, and here we want to go beyond that. These pieces are not typical for his oeuvre and probably this is the reason why they are not that popular. Enjoy!

Did you find your favorite article on this list? If not, please let us know in the comment section what is YOUR favorite article in the DailyArt Magazine  <3 Cheers! 

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