Cats

A Small Guide to Still Life Symbols

You may think that all those marvelous Dutch still lifes from the 16th and 17th centuries were just some random sets of fruits, vegetables, and...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 August 2021

Cats

Cat Obsession Embodied: Check Out These Cat Museums From All Around the World

Cats have been a common sight in different channels of art for a long time. That’s why museums dedicated to feline art are popular stops, proving...

Merve Parla 8 August 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: François Boucher, La Toilette

The soft rustle of silky cloth and the hard crackling of burning wood echo against the yellow papered walls of the boudoir. The small room is...

James W Singer 22 November 2020

Cats

Louis Wain and His Weird Cats

The British artist Louis Wain was a highly successful illustrator, mainly known for his humorous graphics of cats. His quirky feline pictures were...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 9 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

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

Women Artists

Artist Interview: Anita Yan Wong and Lingnan Painting

Lingnan style guo hua is an early 19th century style of Chinese painting, from Lingnan in the Southern region of China. Its origins are a...

Isla Phillips 19 August 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat by John Weguelin

Here is a Masterpiece Story to honor our beloved cats. The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat presents an imaginative interpretation of an ancient Egyptian...

Alexandra Kiely 9 August 2020

Cats

15 Cats in Art History Every Cat Lover Would Love

Today is the day - for some it's more important than Valentine's Day, more important than Boxing Day, and even more important than International...

Zuzanna Stańska 8 August 2020

Cats

Maneki Neko – Those Lucky Cats (NSFW)

We've all seen those jovial, happy cat figurines in Asian restaurants and shops. Sitting upright with their raised paw, smiling face, and trademark...

Nadine Waldmann 7 August 2020

Cats

The Sacred Cats of Ancient Egypt

The Ancient Egyptians revered cats of all kinds and honoured them in their art. From servals to the mighty lion, cats were seen as powerful forces...

Sarah Mills 5 August 2020

Cats

Can You Spot the Cat? Cats Hidden in Famous Paintings

I like cats and I'm sure that many of you do too. A fascinating animal, the cat has earned itself an important place in culture, literature, and art.

Marina Kochetkova 4 August 2020