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Thomas Cole, The Course of Empire, Destruction, 1846, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, United States

Ancient Rome

Painting the Fall of the Roman Empire

By May 29, 2020

After many centuries, we are still wondering why the Roman Empire disappeared....

Cinema

An Andalusian Dog – Surrealist Film of Dalí and Buñuel

By May 28, 2020

Quarantine is already distressing us, but An Andalusian Dog is always a good...



  • WTFArtHistory

    MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU—Archetypes in Star Wars and Art

    By May 4, 2020

    Today is Star Wars Day. The first documented use of the phrase “May the 4th be with you” came from Margaret Thatcher’s political party, to congratulate her on her victory in the 1979 election. The first official celebration...

  • Nature

    Rainbows in Art History: A Symbol of Hope for a Better Future

    By May 4, 2020

    Let us look at the significance of rainbows in art history across different cultures. Even though we now know the scientific reason behind rainbows, they continue to fascinate us. For artists, rainbows have been subjects of deep awe...

  • Vincent van Gogh, Almond Blossom, 1890, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Vincent van Gogh, Almond Blossom, 1890, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

    Museums And Exhibitions

    10 Highlights from the Van Gogh Museum

    By May 3, 2020

    In a museum dedicated to a painter like Vincent van Gogh, you are bound to find more than ten highlights. But since we all like lists, and as lists have to be limited, and since ten is such...

  • Painting of the Week

    Painting of the Week: Van Gogh’s Seascape near Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

    By May 3, 2020

    Vincent van Gogh is one of the most popular painters of all-time. He dominates Post-Impressionism. He fills art books. He inspires modern viewers. In celebration of the working liaison DailyArt Magazine has with the Van Gogh Museum during...

  • Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, ca. 1503–19, Louvre Museum, Paris. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, ca. 1503–19, Louvre Museum, Paris.

    Just Weird

    Mona Lisa’s Illnesses

    By May 2, 2020

    Everyone has heard about the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece at the Louvre museum in Paris. But you have probably never heard about… her illnesses! Doctors sometimes try to make a medical diagnosis of the main characters...

  • Women Artists

    Alla Horska. Die Hard

    By May 2, 2020

    Ukrainian artist Alla Horska created dozens of amazing mosaics and paintings while actively fighting with the crimes of the Soviet authorities against the intelligentsia. For this reason, she has often been called the soul of the Sixtiers. Alla...

  • Bodies And Erotic Art

    The Scandalous Nudes of Gustave Courbet

    By May 1, 2020

    In the 19th century, French painter and rebel Gustave Courbet generated outrage with his scandalous nudes. What exactly was so scandalous about his paintings? Courbet had the audacity to paint (gasp) real women in the nude. Courbet and Realism Born...

  • History

    Tableaux Vivants: A Long History of Recreating Art

    By May 1, 2020

    A fanciful costume, a theatrical pose, the right light… and for a few seconds the viewer is immersed in a “living picture.” You have probably recently seen in social media some pieces of art recreated from homes. But...

  • Kroyer's 1883 painting of his wife in their beautiful garden Kroyer's 1883 painting of his wife in their beautiful garden

    Nature

    The Most Beautiful Gardens in Art

    By April 30, 2020

    To help fight off the quarantine blues, here’s a guide to some of the most beautiful gardens in art. Both art and the outdoors offer solace and a calmness that cannot be matched. They are proven to help...

  • Art Travels

    Nikko Toshogu Shrine

    By April 30, 2020

    Among one of the most scenic areas of Japan, in the middle of the Honshu island, and at the foot of the Mt. Nantai volcano, lies the small city of Nikko. Besides the beautiful surroundings, it is known...



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