Long Read

Still from Music video by JAY-Z performing Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film, 2013, Pace Gallery, New York, NY, USA. Music

Fine Art in Rap Music: Eight Painters That Rappers Like To Be Compared To

Full of metaphors, double meanings, and references to popular culture – from cinema to literature, and through fine art – rap is a musical genre...

Amélie Pascutto 3 June 2024

Quiz

The Enneagram Types in Art – Of Amazing Painters, Paintings and Diagrams

If you are anything like us, your social media feed is probably full of quizzes! From “What is your ideal decorating style?” to “What is your...

Ledys Chemin, Giordana Goretti 31 May 2024

Group of three figurines, Early Cycladic II, early spedos type, museum number K9, Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany. Detail. Ancient Art

Demystifying Cycladic Figurines

Cycladic figurines have a mythical aura. Their gleaming abstract forms speak of timeless beauty. But what actually are they? Why do they look like a...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 27 May 2024

Literature

15 Books About Art to Read During Summer

Hopefully, you all planned some holidays this year. Whether you are going to the seaside, hiking in the mountains or visiting a big city, DailyArt...

Joanna Kaszubowska 27 May 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger

The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger is one of those paintings that we know so well we tend to forget to look closer. It’s like the Mona...

Joanna Kaszubowska 26 May 2024

Bizarre

Top 10 Strange and Bizarre Paintings

For every picturesque painting, there is at least one strange and bizarre counterpart. We usually gloss over the oddities, because, well, they’re...

Abreeza Thomas 24 May 2024

WTF Art History

Top 10 Weird Christian Relics

Heads, shoulders, knees, and toes… Saintly toes? The variety of saintly relics really offers it all. I hope all of this is not too morbid for you.

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 24 May 2024

Artist Stories

Claude Monet in 10 Paintings

We prefer to be sincere; the title is simply intended to catch your attention. Claude Monet painted throughout his life, from adolescence to his...

Tommy Thiange 21 May 2024

Artist Stories

Painter’s Biggest Fear: The Blindness of Claude Monet

The eyes of an artist put to the service of art can reveal to us an unspeakable world that is very present around us. But what does this world, this...

Christopher Michaut 21 May 2024

Romanticism

William Blake’s Demonic Red Dragon

William Blake was a great artist, poet and engraver of the Romantic Age. But he died penniless, scorned by his contemporaries and the art establishment. Take a look at one of his most famous works: The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun.

Candy Bedworth 20 May 2024

Art State of Mind

Tattoos – Ancient Ink to Modern Celebrity

Love them or loathe them, tattoos are a global phenomenon. Inserting pigment under the skin for decorative or ritualistic purposes has been around...

Candy Bedworth 20 May 2024

European Art

Viennese Actionism: Between the Bestial and the Sublime

Naked bodies, violence, and destructive art. The term Viennese Actionism refers to a radical and explicit form of performance art that developed in...

Caroline Galambosova 20 May 2024