Art Forms

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Bacchus by Caravaggio

A youthful Bacchus, god of fertility, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, and theatre is reclining in classical fashion with grapes and vine leaves in...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 September 2023

Caravaggio David with the Head of Goliath, c. 1610, Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy. Artist Stories

How Did Caravaggio Die? The Answer Is Not Easy

Caravaggio was a great artist, no doubt about it, but he was also rowdy. An early published notice on him, dating from 1604 and describing his...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 September 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Truth Coming Out of Her Well by Jean-Léon Gérôme

A fair-skinned woman, nude. Mouth open in either shock, rage, or maybe even disgust, as she emerges from a well. One leg is already draped over the...

Kristin Urban 28 September 2023

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 27 September 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Interior of a Picture Gallery by Giovanni Paolo Panini

Interior of a Picture Gallery with the Collection of Cardinal Silvio Valenti Gonzaga by Giovanni Paolo Panini shows a truly spectacular assembly of...

Alexandra Kiely 26 September 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Tribuna of the Uffizi by Johan Zoffany

Johan Zoffany (1733-1810) was a German-born neoclassical painter. In the autumn of 1760, he moved to England and started to work for a clockmaker,...

Klaudia Zelazowska 26 September 2023

Painting

Paintings Within Paintings: Time to Go Meta in the Art World

A few years ago, the art world celebrated the complete restoration of Johannes Vermeer’s Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window. One of the...

Jimena Escoto 26 September 2023

Rothko's early art: Mark Rothko, Underground Fantasy, 1940 © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko/Bildrecht Wien, 2019. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Artist Stories

People, Subways, and Mystery: Rothko’s Early Paintings Will Surprise You

There is no doubt that when we think of Mark Rothko (1903 – 1970), we picture his large, abstract canvases with representations of human...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 September 2023

Abstract Expressionism

Mark Rothko’s Recipe for a Work of Art

Mark Rothko, one of the most renowned American artists of the postwar era, is widely recognized as an Abstract Expressionist, and his artwork is...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 September 2023

“Fair Charlotte” (1961), two orbs galvanized by a very pushy background of egg-yolk yellow.Credit...Estate of Jules Olitski/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Yares Art Art History 101

All You Need to Know About Color Field Painting

Ready for a rollercoaster ride through the world of color field painting? Strap yourself in, it’s going to be a long and wild ride! This article...

Candy Bedworth 25 September 2023

Karl Benjamin, Easter, 1957, private collection. North American Art

The Birth of Cool: Hard-Edge Paintings by Karl Benjamin

Could a painting style capture the aesthetic of an entire era? Could it give form to the bouncy, cool optimism of post-bebop jazz music? Karl...

Julia Bourbois 25 September 2023

David Hockney, Early November Tunnel, Painting

Hello Autumn! Best Autumnal Paintings

As Autumn slowly begins, delve with us into paintings that center the season. Along the way discover other DailyArt Magazine articles to get you...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 23 September 2023