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Art Guide to Quarantine by DailyArt

So, you’re bored in quarantine, or maybe they closed your favorite museum. The COVID-19 outbreak has us all wondering what to do. If just like us you turn to art in anxious times, you might use this guideline to fill your time with a bit of beauty.

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 17 March 2020

Art State of Mind

Bed Stories. The Comfiest Genre Scenes in Paintings

When you think about it, most of the events throughout our lives take place in bed. From birth to death, beds are imbued with the ultimate expression...

Maia Heguiaphal 13 March 2020

Art History 101

10 Things You Should Know About Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish artist. Considered one of the greatest exponents of the Baroque, he is best known for his mythological, allegorical...

Soledad Castillo Jara 7 March 2020

Erotica

Be A Lady, They Said: the Poem in Paintings

Possibly the most viral video of the week is the poem by Camille Rainville Be a Lady, They Said recited brilliantly by Cinthia Nixon (Sex and the...

Magda Michalska 6 March 2020

Erotica

Art on the Verge of Eroticism and Pathology by Egon Schiele

The provocative artworks of the Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele are not just about exploring the sexuality of women’s and men’s...

Nataliia Pecherska 28 February 2020

Erotica

The Many Rebirths of Venus

Sandro Botticelli's The Birth of Venus is iconic in western art. Alongside the Mona Lisa, it is probably a contender for "most famous painting."...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 20 February 2020

Sport

Charles Fazzino – Superbowl’s Officially Licensed Artist

America's biggest sporting event has its own official artist!  Charles Fazzino is a gifted artist from New York, best known for his...

Maya M. Tola 2 February 2020

How Artworks Can Suffer. The Forbidden City Case and More

Recently, on Monday, January 20th, two Chinese women drove their Mercedes SUV into the Forbidden City in Beijing. That event created quite a...

Michel Rutten 30 January 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Jean-Baptiste Chardin, The Monkey Painter

It’s tacky! It’s funny! It’s weird! Yes, Jean-Baptiste Chardin’s The Monkey Painter is definitely not what you would consider in good taste.

James W Singer 26 January 2020

Art History 101

10 Things You Need To Know About Jan Van Eyck

Jan van Eyck was a Flemish painter active in Bruges who was born in 1390 and died in 1441. He was one of the innovators of what became known as Early...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 January 2020

Literature

Book Review: Sofonisba, Portraits of the Soul

Sofonisba, Portraits of the soul is a book by Chiara Montani about the life and work of the Italian artist Sofonisba Anguissola. Sofonisba was an...

Errika Gerakiti 15 January 2020

January Blues. Blue in Art

The January Blues, a well-known mood; festivities have come to an end and the winter is starting to feel gloomy. Therefore, to alleviate the...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 8 January 2020