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Dachshunds in Art

By July 5, 2020

Dachshunds were first bred around the 15th century in Germany. Their primary...

Painting of the Week

Painting of the Week: Thomas Lawrence, Julia, Lady Peel

By July 5, 2020

When I saw the portrait of Julia, Lady Peel by Sir Thomas Lawrence in...

  • Renaissance

    Spot The Rug: Ottoman Carpets In Renaissance Paintings

    By November 8, 2017

    Art history has always been inseparable from international trade exchanges and mingling of nations and cultures. Manuscripts, works of art, decorative objects, jewellery, household items…. They all crossed borders and always had an impact on the place of arrival (although not...

  • Artists' Stories

    Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun And The Women In Her Portraits

    By November 7, 2017

    Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and the women in her portraits is a famous reference to every art-lover. The French painter – also known as Madame Lebrun – is considered to have placed her style somewhere between that of a Rococo...

  • Just Weird

    Grow Your Artsy Mustache For Movember!

    By November 6, 2017

    Movember November is a month of raising awareness about men’s health, in particular about prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. I cannot grow a mustache myself but I want to join this fantastic campaign by showing you...

  • Painting of the Week

    Time For… The Intervention of the Sabine Women

    By November 5, 2017

    The Intervention of the Sabine Women is one of this painting that is widely known, considered to be a “classic” but rarely someone knows what is it about. Well, we can’t blame ourselves. How can we know what a...

  • Artists' Stories

    Beyond Madame X: Portraits by John Singer Sargent

    By November 4, 2017

    John Singer Sargent is one of art history’s most famous portrait painters. He was born in Italy to American parents and received his formal artistic training in Paris, where he quickly became successful at the all-important annual Salon....

  • Religious Art

    Do You Know Your Saints? A Quiz With Saintly Attributes

    By November 3, 2017

    How well do you know your Christian iconography? All Saints is over but it’s never too late for a little quiz! Are you able to recognize saints by their attributes? The answers are below the paintings, so don’t...

  • Religious Art

    All Saints Day In Famous Paintings

    By November 2, 2017

    All Saints Day, celebrated yesterday is also known as Hallowmas or Feast of All Saints. Occurring on November 1st of each year, it is a significant religious date in the calendar celebrated by Christians in memory of those...

  • Middle Ages

    Explore The World Of Medieval Glassmakers At Musee du Cluny

    By November 1, 2017

    Often when we think about the Middle Ages, it’s sort of this rarefied, distant time that we have no connection to. Probably know you picture gallant knights sitting astride brilliant destriers galloping through a sea of plagues, ignorance, and...

  • Just Weird

    Sculls, Demons, Devils… 13 Creepy Paintings Ideal For Halloween

    By October 31, 2017

    Since Halloween is today, we couldn’t help dedicate this article to the most famous scary masterpieces. Forget watching horrors (or Stranger Things) on Netflix — here we have something that will make your jaw drop. Happy Halloween –...

  • Artist

    Everything You Must Know About James Ensor Paintings

    By October 30, 2017

    Halloween is coming and in our team we were thinking who should we feature tomorrow on our DailyArt app (available for free on iOS and Android). It’s so easy to go with Füssli and his Shakespeare-like scenes, Goya...

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