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Maya Tola

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

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  • Architecture

    Art Travels: Taj Mahal, India

    By August 7, 2020

    Located on the southern bank of the river Yamuna in Agra, a little over a 100 miles outside New Delhi, is India’s most famous monument and one of the most recognizable architectural marvels of the world....

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    Emeralds in Ten Exquisite Artifacts

    By August 5, 2020

    Emeralds are arguably the most beautiful of all gemstones and have been revered by many cultures all over the world. Though the largest emeralds come from Colombia, it is believed that the first known emeralds were mined...

  • Architecture

    Eid Al-Adha — Seven Beautiful Mosques Around the World

    By July 30, 2020

    Eid al-Adha is observed between the 10th to the 13th days of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah. This is the Eid of the sacrifice as it commemorates Ibrahim’s sacrifice or qurbani of his own son,...

  • Animals

    Dachshunds in Art

    By July 5, 2020

    Dachshunds were first bred around the 15th century in Germany. Their primary purpose was to hunt small animals, particularly badgers, and they are sometimes referred to as badger hounds. Although most dachshunds now probably live a...

  • Animals

    Great Artists’ Dachshund Muses

    By June 29, 2020

    Did you know that some of the world’s most celebrated artists and performers have been dachshund owners? This extensive list of elite creatives includes Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Kelsey Grammar, Leonard Nimoy, Marylin Monroe, Marlin Brando,...

  • Artist

    Life and Work of Peder Mørk Mønsted

    By June 20, 2020

    Today marks 79 years since the death of Peder Mørk Mønsted, a Danish painter who created an extensive oeuvre in realist works of art. Though a talented all-round painter, he is perhaps best known for his depictions...

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    Carnations in Art

    By June 15, 2020

    Carnations have been called the flower of the gods and have a long history that dates back thousands of years. This beautiful flower has many meanings and stories associated with it in different corners of the world. ...

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    The Temptress and the Slave in Art: Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife

    By June 7, 2020

    The Old Testament story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife has served as a great source of inspiration for artists over the centuries. This vivid composition conveys the despair and madness of Joseph’s dramatic flight from the...

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    The Decline of Mughal Arts under Aurangzeb

    By June 4, 2020

    Muḥī al-Dīn Muḥammad was the sixth man to ascend to the Mughal throne and the last of the strong Mughal rulers. He was a notable expansionist under whom the Mughal empire ruled almost all of the...

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    Happy Birthday, Kate!

    By June 3, 2020

    This is an unusual feature and probably the only one in DailyArt Magazine history that will also come as a surprise to our beloved Editor-in-chief, Dr. Kate Wojtczak. For our readers who may have wondered who...

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