WTF Art History

Art State of Mind

Childhood Artwork of Famous Artists: My Kid Could Do That

This week, here at DailyArt Magazine, the theme is children in art. Which is great because there are plenty of children in works of art throughout...

Rachel Witte 6 June 2020

Art State of Mind

Cute Babies in Art: From Rubens to Cassatt

Who doesn't like a cute baby? Lucky for us, history is full of cute babies in art. And while we could dedicate one whole article to the babies in...

Rachel Witte 4 June 2020

Art State of Mind

Happy Birthday, Kate!

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,...

Maya Tola 3 June 2020

Enlightenment

Ivan VI of Russia: The Baby Emperor

Ivan VI of Russia (Ivan Antonovich) was the youngest Russian tsar in history. He was proclaimed emperor when only two months old, and his 22-year-old...

Kateryna Martynova 3 June 2020

Contemporary Art

Black Artists Matter

In the past days I have been repeatedly asking myself what I, a white art historian (gosh, how privileged that already sounds), can do to help raise...

Magda Michalska 2 June 2020

Theater & Cinema

Art Timeline: Paintings Inspired by Themes of the Film Orlando

Orlando (1992) is a British period drama based on the Virginia Woolf novel of the same name and is directed by Sally Potter. Orlando, played by...

Kateryna Martynova 2 June 2020

Art History 101

The Pantocrator Christ Depictions

When the Hebrew Bible was translated into Greek, the word Almighty was rendered as Pantocrator, from the Greek words pas (all) and kratos (might,...

Ledys Chemin 2 June 2020

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 30 May 2020

Art History 101

What Is a Tronie? Famous Examples of Tronies in Dutch and Flemish Baroque

The Dutch and Flemish Baroque of the 17th century is mostly known through the works of Rembrandt in the Dutch Republic and Rubens in Flanders.

Anastasia Manioudaki 30 May 2020

Bizarre

The Intriguing Tale of Shocking Sheela Na Gig and Its Art References

Everyone remembers their first sighting of a Sheela Na Gig. Wandering around an old church, breathing in the architecture, the history, the silence.

Candy Bedworth 29 May 2020

Theater & Cinema

An Andalusian Dog – Surrealist Film of Dalí and Buñuel

Quarantine is already distressing us, but An Andalusian Dog is always a good tip. Above all, the movie and Surrealism, show us how art can ease...

Dévra Taboada 28 May 2020

WTF Art History

The Art of Adolf Hitler: Idyllic Paintings of a Monster

Adolf Hitler is one of history's most infamous dictators. After coming to power as Führer of Nazi Germany, he and his followers were responsible for...

Abreeza Thomas 27 May 2020