WTF Art History

Painting

Mothers in Art: DailyArt’s Celebration of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day has been celebrated in many cultures since antiquity with varying names and rituals. The modern celebration of Mother’s Day...

Maya Tola 10 May 2020

Bizarre

The Most Scandalous Artworks of Marcel Duchamp

In addition to Marcel Duchamp's famous readymades, during his life he created less known works that were provocative and caused a scandal among the...

Rafal Skolimowski 9 May 2020

Fashion

Negligee Fashion: Top 5 Gorgeous Homewear Outfits in Art

Due to quarantine, homewear fashion is popular once again. But don't think that boudoir fashion was unpopular before this. As art shows, from the...

Kateryna Martynova 8 May 2020

Erotica

Female Nude Codes in Painting From Giorgione’s Venus to Odalisques and Olympias

Museums are filled with paintings of nude women. It is a very codified practice that has changed over the ages. Giorgione's Sleeping Venus inspired...

Maia Heguiaphal 5 May 2020

Bizarre

Mona Lisa’s Illnesses

Everyone has heard about the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece at the Louvre museum in Paris. But you have probably never heard about…...

Camilla de Laurentis 2 May 2020

Erotica

The Scandalous Nudes of Gustave Courbet

In the 19th century, French painter and rebel Gustave Courbet generated outrage with his scandalous nudes. What exactly was so scandalous...

Kelly Hill 1 May 2020

Art State of Mind

Tableaux Vivants: A Long History of Recreating Art

A fanciful costume, a theatrical pose, the right light… and for a few seconds the viewer is immersed in a “living picture.” You have probably...

Guest Profile 1 May 2020

Asian Art

Nikko Toshogu Shrine: Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

Among one of the most scenic areas of Japan, in the middle of the Honshu island, and at the foot of the Mt. Nantai volcano, lies the small city of...

Guest Profile 30 April 2020

Contemporary Art

Agostino Arrivabene – A Modern Alchemist

Agostino Arrivabene (born in 1967) is a visionary yet secluded Italian contemporary artist who continues to produce outstanding surrealist works from...

Rafal Skolimowski 28 April 2020

Art History 101

How to Read Piet Mondrian

We can all recognize Mondrian's work in a second. Our eyes navigate through the lines jumping from color to color. His...

Celia Leiva Otto 27 April 2020

Surrealism

Gradiva: What Did Freud and the Surrealists See in Her?

A woman who walks. That's what Gradiva (the name of an anonymous woman from an antique bas-relief) means, as given by a fictional character from a...

Magda Michalska 27 April 2020

Art State of Mind

Florence Welch – Perfect Model for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

We all know Florence Welch, the leader of indie-rock band Florence+the machine. And if you don’t, I suggest you find her cosmic music right now and...

Elizaveta Ermakova 25 April 2020