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

Art Travels

The Largest Religious Monument in the World: Angkor Wat in Cambodia

The Khmer kingdom thrived in the Cambodian region from the 9th to 15th centuries with an empire that stretched all the way from modern-day Myanmar...

Maya M. Tola 20 September 2022

Art Travels

Art Travels: Beng Mealea in Cambodia

The Beng Mealea is a large and mysterious temple in the remote Cambodian countryside – about 25 miles from the main Angkor region near the stone...

Maya M. Tola 20 September 2022

Art Travels

Khmer Masterpiece: The Bayon Temple in Cambodia

The Bayon Temple is located at the heart of Angkor Thom and served as the state temple of the Emperor Jayavarman VII. It is a mountain temple built...

Maya M. Tola 20 September 2022

Painting

A Day in the Garden: 10 Beautiful Gardens in Art

It is widely accepted that gardens of all shapes and sizes have provided tremendous inspiration to artists throughout time. Artists focused their...

Maya M. Tola 19 September 2022

Art Travels

Le Mayeur and the Island of Gods

Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès, better known as Jean Le Mayeur was a skilled Impressionist who was active around the early 20th century.

Maya M. Tola 5 September 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 5 September 2022

Ancient Art

The Tang Shipwreck – Southeast Asia’s Maritime Heritage

Discovered near the Belitung Island in Indonesia, the Tang Shipwreck is a momentous archeological discovery of recent times that provides significant...

Maya M. Tola 26 August 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Journey of Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough

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 23 August 2022

Review

British Drawings at The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California has curated the 100 Great British Drawings exhibit at the MaryLou...

Maya M. Tola 4 August 2022

Renaissance

The Unfinished Works of Leonardo da Vinci

As one of the most influential artists of the High Renaissance, Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci left a prolific legacy in the realm of the arts.

Maya M. Tola 4 August 2022