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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

Museum Stories

Two Men, Police Uniforms, and Some Duct Tape: The Biggest Art Heist in History After 30 Years of Active Investigations

Two men, police uniforms and some duct tape; this is how Rick Abath and Randy Hestand, security men at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, [...]

Ruxi Rusu 19 October 2020

Museum Stories

Green Vault Theft: Dresden Stolen Jewels

On Tuesday, November 25 2019, burglars broke into the Green Vault museum, at the Royal Palace Dresden, Germany, and stole priceless jewels! This is [...]

Isla Phillips 23 October 2021

Museum Stories

Did They Burn Picasso? 15 Years Later The Stolen Artworks From Chácara do Céu Museum Remain Missing

It was 2006. Armed men invaded the Chácara do Céu Museum in Rio de Janeiro and stole a fortune in paintings. The stolen artworks included Picasso, [...]

Rute Ferreira 23 October 2021

Museum Stories

The Great Art Robbery… Foiled

Recently I had the pleasure of reviewing the Rembrandt’s Light exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Sadly, on Thursday, 14th November [...]

Joanna Kaszubowska 23 October 2021

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Did They Burn Picasso? 15 Years Later The Stolen Artworks From Chácara do Céu Museum Remain Missing

It was 2006. Armed men invaded the Chácara do Céu Museum in Rio de Janeiro and stole a fortune in paintings. The stolen artworks included Picasso, ...

Rute Ferreira 23 October 2021

Museum Stories

Green Vault Theft: Dresden Stolen Jewels

On Tuesday, November 25 2019, burglars broke into the Green Vault museum, at the Royal Palace Dresden, Germany, and stole priceless jewels! This is ...

Isla Phillips 23 October 2021

Museum Stories

The Great Art Robbery… Foiled

Recently I had the pleasure of reviewing the Rembrandt’s Light exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Sadly, on Thursday, 14th November ...

Joanna Kaszubowska 23 October 2021

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Famous Autumn Paintings Created by Famous Artists

Autumn in is the full swing. As Warsaw, where I am now, is pretty gloomy and grey, I really need to look at beautiful and colorful autumn paintings ...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 October 2021

Baroque

5 Greatest Baroque Painters and Their Works

Peter Paul Rubens, Caravaggio, Diego Velázquez, Rembrandt van Rijn and Nicolas Poussin – these are the five biggest names of the Baroque Period, a ...

Pola Otterstein 22 October 2021

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Autumnal Still Lifes for a Tasty Welcome of Autumn

As the days slowly become darker and gloomier, and all the beautiful green flora is turning yellow and red, we would like to officially welcome ...

Magda Michalska 22 October 2021

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How to Catch a Unicorn – What Is an Art Unicorn Startup?

If such words as startups, unicorns, VC funds, and angel investors might seem new to you, or if you have heard them before but don’t understand ...

Agnieszka Cichocka 21 October 2021

Art History 101

The Italian Renaissance: A Brief Guide

To the general public, the Italian Renaissance is the pinnacle of art history. More than 500 years on, it’s still the subject of blockbuster ...

Alexandra Kiely 20 October 2021

Artist Stories

Parmigianino: Capturing Everyday Renaissance Life through Drawings

Francesco Mazzola, known as Parmigianino, produced many drawings that captured normal scenes of everyday life during the Renaissance. These drawings ...

Nina Relf 20 October 2021

Mannerism

The Renaissance Splendour: Meet Four Powerful Women of Bronzino

Agnolo di Cosimo (1503-1572), known as Bronzino, was an Italian Mannerist painter. He lived and worked in Florence and became the court painter of ...

Joanna Kaszubowska 20 October 2021

Renaissance

Spot a Rug: Ottoman Carpets in Renaissance Paintings

Art history has always been inseparable from international trade exchanges and the mingling of nations and cultures. Manuscripts, works of art, ...

Magda Michalska 20 October 2021

WTF Art History

Looking for Hot Renaissance Boys? Well, Here They Are!

Look no further! If you are in need of the sight of some muscular bodies this year, don’t bother going to the beach, but book yourself a ticket ...

Magda Michalska 20 October 2021

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Welcome to the New DailyArt Magazine! Why Art History IS Important

Kate Wojtczak 18 October 2021

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Masterpiece of the Week: Pieter Bruegel’s Children’s Games

Children’s Games is one of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s most famous paintings. Just like in other works of his, it is debatable whether it was ...

Irina Diana Calu 17 October 2021

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Prost! Oktoberfest in Paintings

Oktoberfest, as the name suggests, is a traditional German beer festival held annually in October. Unfortunately this year, as well as last year, the ...

Magda Michalska 16 October 2021

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A Perfect World of Perfect Women in James Tissot’s Paintings

This title might be a little controversial. In fact, critics find the term demimondaine to be more accurate when describing Tissot’s series of ...

Magda Michalska 15 October 2021

Artist Stories

Faces of Mozambique: How Malangatana Reflected His Native Culture in Art

One of the most prominent African artists of the 20th century, Malangatana was a multitalented artist who had many dreams. He realized them with his ...

Merve Parla 14 October 2021

Renaissance

The Enfant Terrible of Renaissance Italian Art: 500 Years of Tintoretto in Venice

Tintoretto, the enfant terrible of Renaissance Italian Art has now his moment. Born 500 years ago in Venice, is now celebrated on various exhibitions ...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 October 2021

Renaissance

The Most Pioneering Painters of The Venetian Renaissance

The Venetian School refers to the painters of the Venetian Renaissance. It developed in Venice in the late 15th century and lasted until around 1580. ...

Charlotte Stace 13 October 2021

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Titian Revisited: Grand Old Man of the Renaissance or Dirty Old Man?

Titian’s sensuous interpretation of Classical myths of love, temptation, and punishment came together for the first time in nearly 500 years, at ...

Guest Profile 13 October 2021

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5 Things You Should Know About Johannes Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch painter who lived and worked in the Dutch Golden Age. Along with Rembrandt and Frans Hals, he is considered one of the ...

Anastasia Manioudaki 13 October 2021

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

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5 Positive Effects of Art on Mental Health

It is scientifically proven that art can have positive effects on our mood and can help improve our mental health. But what is it about art that ...

Nina Relf 11 October 2021

Museum Stories

Paintings at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)

Exhibition review of "Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting" at the George Gustav Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian

Jennifer S. Musawwir 11 October 2021