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Maya Tola

Art, history, mythology, and dachshund enthusiast from New Delhi, based in Los Angeles.

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    Maxfield Parrish – Life and Legacy

    By January 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....

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    Women that Inspired Vuillard

    By January 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 Settings

    By January 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...

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    Painting Brazil: Vistas of João Batista da Costa

    By November 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 Art

    By November 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...

  • Art State of Mind

    The Art of Law: Legal Drama in Artworks

    By October 20, 2020

    Courtrooms are associated with a wide range of emotions, from hope to anguish, tension to the mundane. While legal drama has tremendous representation on television, it is not as prevalent a theme in traditional artworks, despite...

  • Architecture

    Art Travels: The Ruins of Hampi

    By October 13, 2020

    Near the banks of the Tungabhadra river in southern India are an ancient group of monuments known as the Hampi. These grand ruins were once part of a much larger, sprawling metropolis known as Vijayanagar or...

  • dailyart

    The Night — Ten Beautiful Nocturne Paintings

    By October 7, 2020

    Nocturne paintings may be employed to convey an array of meanings.  The simple depiction of the time of day can often convey an air of drama and mystery. For many, night evokes a sense of fear...

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    Mughal Gardens, Paradise on Earth

    By September 15, 2020

    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 the awe-inspiring buildings, tombs, and mausoleums of this period are renowned for...

  • Art Forms

    The Art of Jewels: Spinel, the Ruby Impersonator

    By August 31, 2020

    The spinel, also known as the balas ruby, was first derived from the historic region of Badakshan in Central Asia. These beautiful gemstones usually occur in a red hue, much like their more famous relative, the ruby....

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