Stories By James W Singer
Painting of the Week: Hendrik Heerschop, The African King CasparJune 28, 2020
White subjects have dominated the Western art tradition for millennia, while people of color have been vastly underrepresented and misrepresented. The Dutch Golden Age is no exception. However, it has some sparkling examples of when people...
Painting of the Week: Caspar David Friedrich, Abbey in the OakwoodJune 14, 2020
Sadness and desolation fill this scene like an oppressive melancholy. The sun is dying behind the horizon as fog enshrouds the ground. Skeletal trees rise above the mist and surround the crumbling ruins of a Gothic...
Painting of the Week: Robert Delaunay, The Red TowerMay 31, 2020
When people speak of Paris, images of Notre-Dame, Arc de Triomphe, and Musée du Louvre flash into the imagination. And for good reason, as they are absolute must-see sites. Fresh croissants, fabulous chocolate, and fine perfume...
Painting of the Week: Vincent Van Gogh, Almond BlossomMay 17, 2020
Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting during his lifetime. He was not a financially successful artist, and he was entirely dependent on his brother to monetarily support his artistic vision. However, Vincent van Gogh had...
Painting of the Week: Van Gogh’s Seascape near Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-MerMay 3, 2020
Vincent van Gogh is one of the most popular painters of all-time. He dominates Post-Impressionism. He fills art books. He inspires modern viewers. In celebration of the working liaison DailyArt Magazine has with the Van Gogh...
Painting of the Week: Tughra of Sultan Süleiman the MagnificentApril 19, 2020
The Ottoman Empire was an exotic realm filled with sheikhs, silks, and saffron. During the 16th and 17th centuries, it reached the height of its powers and extended into several continents, crossing nations and languages. It...
Painting of the Week: Pavel Fedotov, The Major’s Marriage ProposalApril 5, 2020
When you think of 19th-century Russia, images of Anna Karenina with black furs and white diamonds may come to mind. The lives of the wealthy aristocracy dominate the imagination with their excessiveness in everything: land, jewels,...
Painting of the Week: Rachel Ruysch, Vase with FlowersMarch 22, 2020
March is Women’s History Month, and to continue celebrating our artistic diversity let’s discuss one of the greatest still-life artists: Rachel Ruysch. Still-life paintings do not draw the crowds at museums. They are often overlooked and...
Painting of the Week: Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Self Portrait in a Straw HatMarch 8, 2020
Why is art history predominantly focused on male artists? Are there not enough female artists to fill textbooks? Of course there are enough, but this sexism has a long legacy and it continues even today. March...
Painting of the Week: Pierre-Jacques Volaire, Eruption of Mount VesuviusFebruary 23, 2020
The ground shakes and rumbles as the nearby mountain awakens. Smoke emerges from its peaks and the volcano stirs from its slumber. The land trembles more and a fiery blast shoots into the air as lava...
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