Art State of Mind

Museum Stories

Best 2020 Artsy Christmas Gifts from Art Museums

It is that time of the year again! Time to buy Christmas gifts for everyone you love. And, as always, it’s probably a bit of a challenge to...

Joanna Kaszubowska 23 November 2020

Art State of Mind

The Allure of Ruins — Architectural Decay in Art

There is a haunting beauty in architectural ruins. War or the passage of time has ravaged the magnificent feats of earlier civilizations. But in...

Maya Tola 16 November 2020

Literature

15 Books About Art to Read During Quarantine

Hopefully you are all in good health as the coronavirus rampages through the world! As quarantine seems to be the order of the day again and DailyArt...

Joanna Kaszubowska 7 November 2020

Art State of Mind

Flying Objects in Art: Balloons

When we think of flying objects in art we might not put balloons at the top of our list, and yet they appear everywhere. As the words from Jethro...

Sarah Mills 6 November 2020

Literature

The Art of Ekphrasis: 5 Novels that Deftly Describe Art

Describing works of art is an essential part of art history and even as a research method in itself. And yet, description is also often dismissed as...

Isla Phillips 2 November 2020

The Art of Law: Legal Drama in Artworks

Courtrooms are associated with a wide range of emotions, from hope to anguish, tension to the mundane. While legal drama has tremendous...

Maya Tola 20 October 2020

Artist Stories

Art Saved My Life! An Alternative Look at the Mental Health of Vincent van Gogh

Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh is as famous for his brutal suicide as for his iconic and expressive use of line and color. Did unbridled passion...

Candy Bedworth 10 October 2020

Artist

Celebrities That Are Little-Known for Their Painting Careers

They say that a creative mind will have its outlet in several areas of art. This explains Leonardo da Vinci’s gift in both painting and...

Merve Parla 9 October 2020

Art State of Mind

The Night — Ten Beautiful Nocturne Paintings

Nocturne paintings may be employed to convey an array of meanings.  The simple depiction of the time of day can often convey an air of drama and...

Maya Tola 7 October 2020

Artist Stories

4 Artists Who Suffered from Mental Illness (and How It Affected Their Art)

The painter Vincent van Gogh is well-known for his artwork and for a particular aspect of his personal life: the post-impressionist spent some time...

Rute Ferreira 6 October 2020

Museum Stories

We Are Showing Artists that We Believe in: Marlee Katz and Danielle Dewar on the New Tchotchke Gallery

The founders discuss Tchotchke Gallery’s launch, its inclusive ethos, and how they came to grips with their artists’ quirks. While 2020...

Yasmin Ozkan 3 October 2020

Art State of Mind

The Origin of the World and the Female Gaze

It was Shakespeare who coined the phrase, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet". The premise rests on the notion that the rose’s inherent...

Guest Profile 28 September 2020