Art history is painted with shades of prohibition—works banned, artists silenced, and masterpieces under attack. From centuries past to the cutting...
Celia Leiva Otto 25 January 2024
min Read16 February 2024
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 for more fun with art.
What happens when the ultimate movie saga meets art?
Is Egon Schiele trying to tell us something with his hands? In many of his paintings, the hands take a central place, often showing a not-so-vaguely familiar gesture known to us from hip-hop music videos.
I don’t know why, but I find the word ‘lobster’ hilarious. Try saying it slowly 10 times. You can make it drawn out, looobsteeerrr, or short and snappy lob!ster! Lobster offers so many possibilities for such a short word.
In the 17th century, only the rich and powerful could afford to have their portraits painted. In this day and age, there is no one more powerful than a superhero. So, how would they have been represented in the 17th century?
Yes, a fat cat can definitely make any painting better. What’s more, it can also replace any given sitter and increase the cuteness by a factor of 10. Check out which paintings Zarathustra the Cat decided to improve with his presence.
Botero’s work always brings a smile to my face, not always a kind one, but it never fails to make me smile. I am a huge fan of his Crucifixion with Hulk Jesus, which I had a chance to see live in Palermo. Check out for yourselves if Botero makes you smile too!
Grant Wood asked his sister Nan and their dentist to pose for his famous painting. See how the posing day went according to Saturday Night Live!
It would be hard to say that “nobody expected the Spanish Inquisition” at the time Goya painted his naked Maja. The Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition was established in 1478 by Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile. Do you want to find out what happened when they discovered the painting?
Find out which artists shared a love of their cats. Being more independent than dogs, cats adjust themselves better to artists’ routines. Also, the cat and its owner share a taste for freedom from society’s norms. Who owns who is really questionable in this relationship too.
Playing with the greatest masterpieces by adding contemporary elements to them, like inserting a smartphone into the hand of a Pre-Raphaelite lady, might seem a recent invention. Well, it is not.
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