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Creepy Art History: Bugs and Critters Hiding in Paintings

Creepy-crawlies: bugs, lizards, and insects. You either love them or hate them. But one place you may have thought they wouldn’t appear is in...

Kristin Urban 31 October 2020

Raja Ravi Varma: A Fine Mixture of European Realism and Indian Sensibility

Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906) was one of the most celebrated and prominent artists from India. His works combined European realism with Indian...

Anuradha Sroha 14 October 2020

Autumn Moon in Japanese Woodblock Prints

Does anyone here live by the water? If you do you will probably confirm that the first autumnal evenings have something transcendental in them, when...

Magda Michalska 25 September 2020

It’s DailyArt App’s 8th Birthday – Here Are The 10 Most Liked Paintings We Presented in 2020

Today is a special date. Exactly 8 years ago, in 2012, everything began for us with the launch of the DailyArt mobile app. It is a very simple app -...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 August 2020

Shiva Linga Iconography

The Shiva Linga or Shiva Lingam is a highly regarded and widely recognized icon in the Hindu world. This curious phallic structure has been...

Maya M. Tola 12 August 2020

Lady Anne Clifford: Portraits of a 17th Century Feminist

During the early modern period of European history (ca. 1500-1800), women experienced different freedoms depending on where they lived and the laws...

Rachel Witte 11 August 2020

Hagia Sophia Becomes a Mosque – What You Need to Know

According to recent news, the President of Turkey has converted Istanbul's famous Hagia Sophia back into a mosque. His decision is highly...

Alexandra Kiely 23 July 2020

Bastille Day in Paintings

Fête nationale or 14 Juillet are the official names of Bastille Day in France. This national French holiday commemorates the beginning of the French...

Magda Michalska 14 July 2020

Sotheby’s 1988 Auction. A Turning Point for Unofficial Moscow Artists

Perestroika and reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev affected all spheres of life in Russia. As a result, unofficial artists in Moscow felt the full...

Elizaveta Ermakova 27 June 2020

Avatars of Vishnu. Ten Incarnations of the Eastern God

Vishnu has been worshipped for over 2000 years as the supreme protector of the Hindu triumvirate, along with Shiva and Brahmin. His role in the...

Maya M. Tola 26 May 2020

Crowning the May Queen in Art

The May Queen is the personification of springtime. Crowned with fresh flowers, she leads her people to the Maypole for fun and frolicking. A maiden...

Candy Bedworth 13 May 2020

The Most Beautiful Gardens in Art

To help fight off the quarantine blues, here’s a guide to some of the most beautiful gardens in art. Both art and the outdoors offer solace and a...

Charlotte Stace 30 April 2020