#prints

Japanese woodblock prints Art History 101

How Japanese Woodcuts Are Made

Hokusai’s Great Wave from the series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji and Hiroshige’s The Plum Garden in Kameido from One Hundred Famous Views of...

Irina Diana Calu 10 May 2022

Asian Art

Japan’s Greatest Masterpiece: (Thirty) Six Views of Mount Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai

Everyone knows The Great Wave off Kanagawa, the print created by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai. But not everyone knows that The...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 May 2022

Pop art

Andy Warhol: Religious Artist for a Secular Society

When I first saw a photo of Andy Warhol he was in a wig and wearing lipstick, I thought what an interesting woman. And he was of course one of the...

Marina Kochetkova 15 April 2022

Erotica

All You Must Know About Japanese Erotic Art, Shunga (18+)

Ukiyo-e pictures, pictures of the “floating world” are famous among everyone interested in art history. Everyone knows Hokusai’s The...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 February 2022

Utagawa Hiroshige, Maple Trees at Mama, Tekona Shrine and Tsugi Bridge, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, 1857, ink on paper, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Utagawa Hiroshige, Maple Trees at Mama

Utagawa Hiroshige’s prints were exported and popular with Western artists. Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh owned approximately 50 of...

James W Singer 15 February 2022

Dürer Magic Square WTF Art History

The Mystery of Dürer’s Magic Square

Many weird things appear in Albrecht Dürer’s famous engraving Melencolia. Among them is a magic constant 34 square, a well-known and enigmatic...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 January 2022

Asian Art

Here Are the Japanese Winter Prints: The Art of Ukiyo-e

The Ukiyo-e genre of art flourished in Japan between the 17th and 19th centuries. The term translates as “picture[s] of the floating...

Zuzanna Stańska, Kate Wojtczak 21 December 2021

Artist Stories

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: Life Is Beautiful

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born over 150 years ago in Albi, France. He wanted to be a doctor or a surgeon but due to illness became a painter. Art...

Petra Dragasevic 3 December 2021

dailyart prints Special

DailyArt’s Favorite Paintings We Would Love to See on Our Wall

As an art lover I always regret that I will never own a gallery of all the masterpieces which I admire most. But to be honest, I think it is a good...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 November 2021

Interview

Helen Frakenthaler at Dulwich Picture Gallery: An Interview with Curator Jane Findlay

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, is currently presenting the first major UK exhibition of woodcuts by the leading Abstract Expressionist, Helen...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 28 October 2021

Women Artists

Mastering Details: Heads and Hands in Käthe Kollwitz’s Art

The focus of Käthe Kollwitz’s art is the human being. Above all, a compassionate, humane outlook is characteristic of her approach. She was mainly...

Petra Dragasevic 25 August 2021

An Important Concept: Shadows in Japanese Culture

Jun’ichirō Tanizaki (1886-1965) was an important Japanese writer, mainly during the Shōwa period. One of the author’s most important...

Luciana Craciun 24 August 2021