Maya Tola

Author

Maya is an attorney and an art history enthusiast based in Los Angeles, California. She is passionate about history, art, and architecture, and has been writing for DailyArt since 2018. A significant portion of her free time is consumed in the contemplation of life in antiquity. When she is not working or writing she enjoys obsessing over food, plants, and animals (in no particular order).

Articles by Maya

Design

Tiffany Glass and the American Art Nouveau Movement

Tiffany Glass is one of the most recognizable expressions of art to emerge at the turn of the 20th century and is a fine example of the American Art...

Maya M. Tola 20 June 2022

Design

The Art of Jewels: Spinel, The Ruby Impersonator

The spinel, also known as the balas ruby, was first derived from the historic region of Badakshan in Central Asia. These beautiful gemstones usually...

Maya M. Tola 11 June 2022

Art State of Mind

One with Nature: Nude Paintings in Natural Settings

Depictions of the nude figurative form is a time-honored artistic tradition dating back to antiquity. Depending on the period in question, the...

Maya M. Tola 21 May 2022

Architecture

The Long History of the Duomo of Siena

The magnificent Santa Maria Assunta or the Duomo of Siena is one of Italy’s most important landmarks and a fine example of Italian...

Maya M. Tola 16 May 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Journey of Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy

Originally titled A Portrait of a Young Gentleman, this iconic painting by Thomas Gainsborough was first presented at the Royal Academy exhibition of...

Maya M. Tola 14 May 2022

Art State of Mind

Mothers in Art: Celebration of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day has been celebrated in many cultures since antiquity with varying names and rituals. The modern celebration of Mother’s Day...

Maya M. Tola 8 May 2022

Music

How to Show Music in Paintings? Best Depictions of Music in Art

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...

Maya M. Tola 30 April 2022

Asian Art

Mughal Gardens: Paradise on Earth

The Mughal regime is a well-documented era and the cultural achievements of this period are an important landmark in South Asian art history. While...

Maya M. Tola 22 April 2022

Museum Stories

Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia at the California Science Center

The California Science Center in Los Angeles, CA, is host to Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia exhibition from 16 February 2022, through 5...

Maya M. Tola 14 April 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump by Joseph Wright of Derby

An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump is not only a masterpiece from the Age of Enlightenment but also a monumental artistic achievement of Joseph...

Maya M. Tola 7 April 2022