Stories By Maya Tola
Divine Beauty of Landscapes: California on CanvasApril 14, 2021
The beautiful state of California is home to some of the most geographically diverse topography. This makes for the most breath-taking vistas. It has immaculate beaches of the coastline and pristine lakes. Sprawling deserts, and mountain ranges...
How to Show Music in Paintings? Best Depictions of Music in ArtMarch 29, 2021
There is an undeniable symbiosis between painting and music. The influence of one medium on the other is profoundly apparent in the works of many artists such as Wassily Kandinsky or Paul Klee. Artists have often explored...
Around the World in Spring Through PaintingsMarch 15, 2021
Spring has inspired artists from all over the world for generations. The melting away of the cold winter and burgeoning of new life in every corner hints at new beginnings and a fresh start. This spring is...
Romeo and Juliet of the East: Laila and MajnunFebruary 12, 2021
Laila and Qays are the Romeo and Juliet of the East. The tragic tale of these ill-fated lovers has been widely featured in Asian and Middle Eastern folklore. The story of their unconsummated love has been...
Saraswati, the Beautiful Goddess of Knowledge and ArtFebruary 6, 2021
Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge and the arts. Remarkably, in the Hindu tradition and in rituals, Saraswati occupies a more prominent role than her celestial consort, Brahma — the creator of the Hindu pantheon. She is...
Maxfield Parrish – Life and LegacyJanuary 22, 2021
Maxfield Parrish was an accomplished American painter and illustrator in the early 20th century. He was an important figure in the golden age of American illustration, along with icons such as Thomas Eakins or Norman Rockwell....
Women that Inspired VuillardJanuary 7, 2021
Jean-Édouard Vuillard was a French painter and decorator who was active in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. He distinguished himself for his scenes of Parisian domestic life depicting intimate and crowded interiors. Although Vuillard...
Bodies And Erotic Art
One with Nature: Nude Paintings in Natural SettingsJanuary 4, 2021
Depictions of the nude figurative form is a time-honored artistic tradition dating back to antiquity. Depending on the period in question, the symbolism of nudity in artwork varies in associations ranging from fertility or athleticism and...
Painting Brazil: Vistas of João Batista da CostaNovember 24, 2020
This collection of paintings in idyllic settings is the legacy of artist and illustrator João Batista da Costa. Batista da Costa was active in the late 19th and early 20th century in Brazil. Despite a difficult start...
Art State of Mind
The Allure of Ruins — Architectural Decay in ArtNovember 16, 2020
There is a haunting beauty in architectural ruins. War or the passage of time has ravaged the magnificent feats of earlier civilizations. But in these abandoned structures time appears to stand still and they silently hint...
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