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David Bowie, from Popstar to Neo-expressionist Painter

By January 23, 2020

Most people know David Bowie as a popstar and performer, but do...

Chinese art

The Growing Terracotta Army

By January 22, 2020

When people mention the terracotta army, the first thing that comes to...



  • Seasons

    Christmas Cards from Hell

    By December 24, 2019

    As the postman brings you cheery season’s greetings from your nearest and dearest, let me guess what the images are on the front of your Christmas cards. Chubby robins? Jolly Santas? Snowy picturesque villages? And of course, the...

  • Renaissance

    Titian’s The Rape of Europa (Metamorphoses V)

    By December 23, 2019

    In a series of articles we are meeting each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered to Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s. Every painting-poem translated a small section of the Epic poem Metamorphoses, by...

  • Fra Angelico, Annunciation and Adoration of the Magi (detail) Fra Angelico, Annunciation and Adoration of the Magi (detail)

    Painting of the Week

    Annunciation and Adoration of the Magi by Fra Angelico

    By December 22, 2019

    Our Christmas week Painting of the Week is Annunciation and Adoration of the Magi (c. 1431-2) by Fra Angelico, a panel painting that includes two scenes closely related to the story of Christmas. Fra Angelico (born Guido di...

  • Japanese art

    Hiroshige’s Winter Views of Edo

    By December 21, 2019

    One of the most famous woodblock printers of the late Edo period in Japan, Hiroshige, produced a series of a hundred views showing Edo city (today’s Tokyo) from unusual viewing angles, which revealed the hidden beauty of everyday...

  • Dadaism

    Max Ernst’s Collaged Memories

    By December 20, 2019

    Long time no see, it feels like home to be back at DailyArt! As Christmas approaches I finally have time to write for DailyArt Magazine again. To kick off the season of lights floating in the air with...

  • raphael portrait of a young man raphael portrait of a young man

    Renaissance

    The Story of the Lost Raphael’s Portrait of a Young Man

    By December 19, 2019

    Have you seen this painting? It is missing. Since 1945. On the day of reopening the Princes Czartoryski Museum, let’s explore the story of one of the most important paintings to have gone missing during World War II....

  • Love Story

    Romeo and Juliet of the East: Laila and Majnun

    By December 18, 2019

    Laila and Qays are the Romeo and Juliet of the East. The tragic tale of these ill-fated lovers has been widely featured in Asian and Middle Eastern folklore. The story of their unconsummated love has been told many...

  • 20th century

    Dan Flavin: Art is Thought and Fluorescent Lights

    By December 17, 2019

    Dan Flavin (1993-1996) was an American artist and pioneer of Minimalism. He is famous for making sculptural objects and installations from fluorescent lights. “I like art as thought better than art as work… It’s important to me that...

  • Renaissance

    Titian’s Perseus and Andromeda (Metamorphoses IV)

    By December 16, 2019

    In a series of articles we are meeting each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s. Every painting-poem translated a small section of the Epic poem Metamorphoses, by...

  • Painting of the Week

    Winter in Paris: Gustave Caillebotte, Rooftops in the Snow

    By December 15, 2019

    You open your eyes to the early morning light filtering through your windows. You instantly feel the cold air of the bedroom as you see your warm breath rise in clouds above your bed. It is a cold...



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