Bizarre

WTF Art History

Famous People and Their Doppelgängers in Art

Doppelgänger is a word of German origin (doppel- meaning “double,” and -gänger meaning “goer”). In old German folklore, it ...

Vithória Konzen Dill 1 October 2021

WTF Art History

That’s My Color! Famous Painters’ Trademark Colors

Did you know that there are some colors that you can’t use in your art? Such “painters’ trademarked colors” are owned by certain ...

Wojtek Rozdzenski 3 September 2021

Museum Stories

History of Medicine in Art. Collection of Artworks at Wellcome Library in London

London is a great place to be for the curious and inquisitive. Public museums, galleries, and libraries are homes to a vast collection of wonderful ...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 18 July 2021

WTF Art History

Cheer Me Up! 10 Funniest DailyArt Magazine Articles Ever

Celebrate the new DailyArt Magazine with us! For this occasion we prepared a list of the 10 funniest (or quirkiest?) articles in our Magazine! We ...

Joanna Kaszubowska 17 July 2021

Theater & Cinema

ALL Art from the BoJack Horseman Series Explained (Updated!)

We love it when pop culture adopts, uses, and remixes art history, especially when that mixture includes a T.V. show! If you’re a BoJack ...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 July 2021

Bizarre

The Most Bizarre Building in Scotland: Pineapple House

You likely would not connect pineapples and architecture, right? Wrong! There exists a real artistic folly, and not in Las Vegas where such a ...

Magda Michalska 8 June 2021

Medieval Art

Inkulinati – Medieval Manuscripts Come to Life in a New Video Game

If you’ve ever wanted to step inside a medieval manuscript, here’s your chance. Inkulinati, an upcoming strategy-based video game, was ...

Alexandra Kiely 1 June 2021

Art Travels

The Elephant in the Church and Other Curious Stories of Venice

With its maze of narrow streets, bridges, and canals linking its splendid architecture and art, Venice is beautiful. It is worth exploring and a ...

Marina Kochetkova 27 May 2021

Medieval Art

The Unbelievable Story of Killer Rabbits in Medieval Manuscripts

If you ever watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail, you probably remember the scene when the vicious killer bunny (which, as we remember, is a ...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 May 2021

Museum Stories

Pharmacy Museums: Houses of Oddities

A pharmacy is a very weird kind of shop. It has your favorite skin creams and food supplements. They also carry medicines for the flu, blood ...

Marija Canjuga 17 May 2021

WTF Art History

May the 4th Be with You—Archetypes in Star Wars and Art

Today is Star Wars Day. The first documented use of the phrase “May the 4th be with you” came from Margaret Thatcher’s political party, to ...

Ledys Chemin 4 May 2021

Japanese art

Art from Horror Movies: Japanese Woodblocks of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

For centuries gore has been part of the culture in Japan, rooted in its history. Its representation is very common in woodblock engraving pictures. ...

Sofia Rodriguez Cuevas 28 April 2021