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What I Found in the Museum of Bad Art

MOBA, or the Museum of Bad Art, is replete with almost anything that could be wished for in terms of the good, the bad, the very bad, the hilarious,...

Sarah Mills 26 September 2022

WTF Art History

Art Under Attack – 11 Famous Masterpieces Damaged by Madmen

The origin of the term “vandalisme” can be traced back to the French Revolution. Coined by Henri Grégoire, bishop of Blois to describe...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 September 2022

Renaissance

Mona Lisa’s Illnesses

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

Camilla de Laurentis 14 September 2022

Contemporary Art

The Dark Arts of Aleksandra Waliszewska

Rather unsettling, quite macabre, and more than slightly erotic, the paintings and illustrations by Polish artist Aleksandra Waliszewska are...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 8 September 2022

Review

On Ugliness by Umberto Eco – A Sublime Journey Through Horrid Texts and Faces of the Western World

This book stood on one of my shelves for far too long. The compelling ugliness of its cover attracted me each time I longingly glanced at it. Now...

Giordana Goretti 6 September 2022

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 2 September 2022

worst artworks: Edvard Munch, Angry Dog, 1938-1943, The Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway. WTF Art History

Top Ten Worst Works by Famous Artists

Ever dreamed of becoming an artist, but worried you just don’t have the talent? Take a look at some of the weirdest, ugliest works from art history, and feel reassured. This is the art equivalent of a bad hair day. Here at DailyArt we applaud any art if it makes you happy! But trained, experienced artists who get it horribly WRONG? Yeah, we do have a laugh at them. Take a peek, and have a giggle.

Candy Bedworth 29 August 2022

Bizarre

Wild Women of the Waves – Art of Ships Figureheads

A figurehead is a carved and painted figure ornamenting the bow of a ship (that’s the front to us landlubbers!). For thousands of years, people...

Candy Bedworth 26 August 2022

Animals

Blue Faience Hippopotamuses of the World – Unite!

Blue faience hippopotamus was a popular statuette in ancient Egyptian art. They considered it to have positive traits associated with fertility and...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 August 2022

Bizarre

Trompe L’oeil: How Artists Deceived Our Eyes Throughout the Ages

Without knowing, you have more than likely seen an example or two of trompe l’oeil art. It is a term that encompasses many art forms in its...

Rachel Witte 18 August 2022

Mannerism

The Fantasy World of Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s Portraits

Giuseppe Arcimboldo was the king of Mannerism. If you see a portrait made of plants, vegetables, books, animals and generally speaking, stuff – you...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 August 2022

Art History 101

What Is a Wunderkammer? Best Cabinets of Curiosities

The characteristic of arousing surprise for the observer is typical for the so-called Wunderkammer or Cabinet of Curiosities. These are real rooms of...

Caroline Galambosova 25 July 2022