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Representation vs Reality: Artists Portrayed in Midnight in Paris. Part 2

By October 16, 2019

Once upon a time, Part 1 to this piece was written. Given...


The Artistic Inspiration of Balenciaga

By October 15, 2019

Cristóbal Balenciaga was the “Master of us all,” as Christian Dior said,...

  • Art State of Mind

    A Glimpse of Maritime Life in the Past in 7 Artworks

    By October 4, 2019

    Sea, harbours, weather, ships, sailors, fishermen, merchants – maritime life is rich and fascinating. Let’s see a few great depictions of its different aspects. Harbour – A Place of Exchange Harbours are places of action, movement and exchanges...

  • Artists' Stories

    Beatles and Biennales – the Life and Times of Robyn Denny

    By October 3, 2019

    In a grim and conservative post-war Britain, Robyn Denny burst onto the art scene like a Holi festival colour bomb. He arrived at art school in London in 1951 just as British art was looking away from its...

  • Literature

    I Know What I Am. A Fascinating Graphic Novel about Artemisia Gentileschi

    By October 2, 2019

    The riveting life story of Baroque’s most famous woman painter – Artemisia Gentileschi. Told and shown by Gina Siciliano in her beautifully published graphic novel I Know What I Am. Allow me to start with a small disclosure:...

  • 20th century

    Joseph Beuys at BASTIAN Gallery

    By October 1, 2019

    Joseph Beuys (1921 – 1986), currently on display at BASTIAN gallery, was a controversial German artist, whose work regularly caused public debate. Ritual and unorthodox materials, in particular animal fat and felt, characterize his wide-ranging artistic practice. His...

  • Art State of Mind

    Don’t Give Up the Day Job. Earn as an Artist

    By September 30, 2019

    Artists starving in garrets is an old cliché. In fact many famous artists were sensible enough to have a day job in order to pay the bills! Some of them seem perfectly sensible – Andy Warhol worked as...

  • Painting of the Week

    Painting of the Week: Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Swing

    By September 29, 2019

    Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) was the most prolific French painter of the 18th century. He created over 550 paintings embodying the spirit of the Rococo age. His most famous painting, The Swing, not only captures the humour and sensuality...

  • Burnt Canvas 4, acrylic on canvas cut and burnt, Barcelona, Spain, © Fundació Joan Miró. Burnt Canvas 4, acrylic on canvas cut and burnt, Barcelona, Spain, © Fundació Joan Miró.

    Art State of Mind

    The Anti-Painting of Joan Miró

    By September 28, 2019

    Joan Miró is an artist very difficult to categorize. In general, he is considered to be a surrealist. However, his works show a great diversity that goes beyond Surrealism, Dadaism and Fauvism. Some pieces remind us of childish...

  • Art State of Mind

    From Spindle and Distaff to Mass Production: Spinning in Art

    By September 27, 2019

    There are multiple artistic representations of women spinning – created across time and in various places. Let’s take some of the great depictions for a spin (pun intended!) and learn more about this activity. Spinning as a Daily...

  • 20th century

    Frauhaus: Gunta Stölzl, Walter Gropius, and the Women of the Bauhaus

    By September 26, 2019

    The women of the Bauhaus, attracted to the school by a lie, were marginalised by its male masters and forced into a single workshop. Under the leadership of Gunta Stölzl, they turned the weaving workshop into the financial...

  • Food

    Oktoberfest Paintings

    By September 25, 2019

    Recently we saw Google dedicating their doodle to pretzels, the typical German pastry, as a sign of recognition to the biggest beer festival held every year in Munich. DailyArtMagazine is going to pay it a tribute in an...

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