Rainbows for the NHS and Damien HirstMay 11, 2020
Since lockdown came into effect in the UK, people have been putting rainbows on display to show love for key-workers. An inherent sign of hope, these rainbows are bringing joy as well as art to the streets. Damien...
Mothers in Art: DailyArt’s Celebration of Mother’s DayMay 10, 2020
Mother’s Day has been celebrated in many cultures since antiquity with varying names and rituals. The modern celebration of Mother’s Day started in 1908 when social activist, Anna Jarvis, held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s...
Quarantine Times: These Artists Performed at Their Best AloneApril 25, 2020
Most of us don’t escape the obligation of some kind of quarantine in these corona-driven times. Social distancing and isolation are keywords in press. It gives us an unexpected time for reflection. But what about artists? Aren’t they...
A Tribute to Medical Services: Doctors in PaintingsApril 18, 2020
In the last weeks, we have heard a lot about doctors and healthcare workers, thinking of them as present-day heroes facing up to death. But what do they usually do in everyday life? This journey will go through...
What Bunnies Are Capable of, Bunny Paintings Not Only for EasterApril 12, 2020
I had already written about eggs and how often they feature in art (quirky…). This Easter it is time for another symbol: the Easter Bunny! The cute little rabbit believed to bring Easter eggs to children, originated from the...
Holy Week in Art. Easter Explained in PaintingsApril 11, 2020
To celebrate the Christian festival of Easter, here is the story of Holy Week and Easter explained in paintings. Palm Sunday Our ‘Easter Explained in Paintings’ manual starts with the Palm Sunday. The sixth Sunday in Lent marks...
David Hockney – iPad Images of Springtime from QuarantineApril 7, 2020
David Hockney is in lock-down in Normandy and spends most days in the garden, drawing the spring awakening on his iPad. In a series of letters written to the BBC correspondent he shares how he feels his images...
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