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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

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The Mystery of Dürer’s Magic Square

Many strange symbols appear in Albrecht Dürer’s famous engraving Melencolia. Among them is a magic constant 34, a well-known and enigmatic...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 July 2022

Bizarre

Nighthawks as Memes – Edward Hopper’s Best Renditions

Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks is one of the best known images of 20th century art that has also become one of the most popular meme sources of the...

Celia Leiva Otto 22 July 2022

Contemporary Art

Maurizio Cattelan and His Obsession with Pigeons

It was at the Venice Biennale in 1997 when Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan displayed 2000 stuffed pigeons installed at the top of the air...

Zuzanna Stańska 16 July 2022

WTF Art History

Cheer Me Up! 10 Funniest DailyArt Magazine Articles Ever

Here is a list of the 10 funniest (or quirkiest?) articles in the DailyArt Magazine! We hope they will pick up your mood and maybe get you searching...

Joanna Kaszubowska 13 July 2022

Sport

You Got a Fast Car: Automobile Art

A car might not be the most obvious topic for a painting, but as you can see, it appeared in various works throughout the years. It was a big...

Magda Michalska 11 July 2022