Stories By Maya Tola
Around the World in Spring Through PaintingsMay 31, 2020
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...
Avatars of Vishnu. Ten Incarnations of the Eastern GodMay 26, 2020
Vishnu has been worshipped for over 2000 years as the supreme protector of the Hindu triumvirate, along with Shiva and Brahmin. His role in the trinity is to preserve order. Whenever humanity is threatened by evil...
Eid Al-Fitr — Islamic Prayer in ArtMay 23, 2020
Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, and the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. The date is determined annually by the sighting of the moon and varies each year...
Art Travels: The Mortuary Temple of HatshepsutMay 12, 2020
Hatshepsut (1479-1458 B.C.E.) was the fifth pharaoh of Egypt’s Eighteenth Dynasty and arguably the most important amongst ancient Egypt’s many female rulers. Her 20-year-long reign was an era of peace and prosperity. The kingdom thrived under a flourishing...
Mothers in Art: DailyArt’s Celebration of Mother’s DayMay 10, 2020
Mother’s Day has been celebrated in many cultures since antiquity with varying names and rituals. The modern celebration of Mother’s Day started in 1908 when social activist, Anna Jarvis, held a memorial for her mother at...
Art Travels: Beng Mealea, CambodiaMay 7, 2020
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 quarries of the Kulen mountains. This temple was at the...
Art State of Mind
Recommended Quarantine Routine Inspired by ArtApril 24, 2020
Are you looking for activities to pass your time as you patiently (or not so patiently) wait for the Coronavirus pandemic to subside? Here are some ideas from the art world for how to spend your...
Art State of Mind
The Long Wait: Best Waiting PaintingsApril 16, 2020
As the world continues to witness the devastating spread of the novel Coronavirus pandemic, most of us find ourselves confined to our homes under shelter-in-place restrictions. There is a global sense of melancholy as we eagerly await...
LEGO Masterpieces. The Art of the BrickApril 7, 2020
The Art of the Brick is the first major museum exhibition in the world to exclusively use LEGO® blocks as a medium. It is on display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles through September...
Nur Jahan – the Light of the WorldApril 4, 2020
Mehr-un-Nissa was an influential woman of the Mughal era, well-known for her great beauty, unmatched intelligence, and volatile temper. As a woman in the 1600s, the tale of her rise to power and prominence is unique and...
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