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WTF Art History

How Art Inspired Game of Thrones Creators

It has been a while since Game of Thrones ran its course. Are you re-watching it during lockdown? Trying to escape our current bleak world, for the...

Joanna Kaszubowska 15 May 2020

Theater & Cinema

The Scary Dr. Caligari: German Expressionism and Horror Movies

Expressionism is a movement with many branches. It inspired many different artists and each one of them embraced it differently. Above all, it...

Errika Gerakiti 15 May 2020

WTF Art History

Five Translation Mistakes that Changed Art History

Why did Michelangelo portray Moses with horns? Why are there monkeys in Giulio Romano's Chamber of Giants? And why does the Nativity scene represent...

Arianna Richetti 14 May 2020

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau was a French painter who painted in the Naïve or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer), which...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 May 2020

Women Artists

Anita Berber: Femme Fatale of the Weimar Republic

Born on 10 June, 1899 in Dresden Germany, Anita Berber shocked and entertained the cabaret and bourgeois crowd of the Weimar Republic right up to her...

Kelly Hill 14 May 2020

Women Artists

Girl Power: Six Online Exhibitions by Female Artists That You Can View from Home

Although the art world may have slowed down recently, galleries and museums are making a conscious effort to provide alternative ways to experience...

Yasmin Ozkan 13 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

Long Read

Journey to the East – Buddhist Art Across Cultures

From its beginnings in India, Buddhist art has traveled across cultures. Buddhism developed its character thanks to many pilgrims who made their...

Marina Kochetkova 12 May 2020

Ancient Art

The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut (1479-1458 B.C.E.) was the fifth pharaoh of Egypt’s Eighteenth Dynasty and arguably the most important amongst ancient Egypt’s...

Maya Tola 12 May 2020

Music

When the Arts Meet: Art Inspired Album Covers

If music is the soul of an album then the art on the cover must be its body. The choice of artwork for an album cover is an important one because at...

Anastasia Manioudaki 11 May 2020

Art State of Mind

Rainbows for the NHS and Damien Hirst

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...

Isla Phillips 11 May 2020

Painting

Mothers in Art: DailyArt’s Celebration of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day has been celebrated in many cultures since antiquity with varying names and rituals. The modern celebration of Mother’s Day...

Maya Tola 10 May 2020