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Dear DailyArt Magazine Reader, On August 22nd, 2012, on App Store and Google Play, we published the first version of the DailyArt app. This free iOS...
Zuzanna Stańska 22 August 2022
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The year 2022 is coming to an end and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Our team of hard-working writers, editors, and proofreaders made sure it was full of interesting articles providing you with a daily dose of art, knowledge, and beauty. We are so grateful for your support and love this year and every year! To celebrate and reminisce, here is a list of our top 10 most popular articles in 2022. Bring it on, 2023!
The subject of erotica is vast. Even reduced to only the Victorian world of erotica, it’s a challenge to write about in the space of an article. Really, it’s more the stuff of a book, and indeed many books have been written on the subject! Erotica is tied up with so many other major subject areas: feminism, the scopic consumption of the human form, voyeurism, immorality, domestic virtue, and pornography, to name a few. These and many more conspire to make erotica a much more complex visual form than it might at first seem to be. Let’s concentrate then on sampling some of the images of the era as voyeurs in our own right. However, be warned: some of these images really are explicit!
Most people have heard stories of the most famous Greek gods and heroes: Zeus, Poseidon, Hercules, Hades, etc. But what about the tales and woes of mythical women? Ranging from clever queens to murderous witches, this is a look at five of the most interesting and powerful women in Greek mythology.
Ukiyo-e art, pictures of the “floating world” are famous among those interested in art history. Everyone knows Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Ukiyo-e also became very popular among artists from the second half of the 19th century. With their colors, clear lines, and composition, they influenced artists such as Édouard Manet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh, and the French Impressionists. However, there is one type of ukiyo-e that isn’t presented as often as 36 Views of Mount Fuji. It’s the type that surprised Western visitors to Japan when they discovered it. The type that was characterized by a seemingly relaxed attitude to nakedness and sexuality. It’s Shun-ga, which in Japanese means “spring pictures.”
With thousands of years of continuous history, China is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It is also one of the most culturally unique nations. Throughout many centuries, Chinese artists depicted landscapes, animals, and beauties with careful detail. Instead of using flat canvases, they mostly created paintings on hand scrolls. Some of these paintings are now in the hearts of more than a billion people. Explore the top 10 most famous Chinese paintings spanning about 1400 years. And, perhaps, some of these handscrolls could also win your heart.
From the very first moment of the invention of photography in 1816 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, the newly discovered medium became used in various ways and by various artists who, through a camera lens, captured everything that surrounded them. In the same way that early painters, sculptors, and other artists previously were, in the early 1900s, photographers became interested in female figures and they documented forever the most beautiful and breathtaking haute couture masterpieces. They influenced not only fashion itself but also created a new photographic genre: fashion photography. Meet the most famous fashion photographers from around the world!
For every picturesque painting, there is at least one strange and bizarre counterpart. We usually gloss over the oddities, because, well, they’re just weird. It’s almost like being the weird kid in middle school; you get put in your “box” and people peek in but don’t ask too many questions – that is if they dare to get close. Today, we’re going to dive, headfirst, into that box! So, strap in as we take a look at the top 10 strange paintings.
Greek sculptures have had a profound effect on art throughout the ages. Many of the styles have been reproduced and copied by some of, what modern-day audiences would classify as, the finest artists to have ever lived – a great example here is Michelangelo. But how to catch up on all these ancient statues? How to shine during a cocktail party? To the rescue comes DailyArt Magazine! In this article, you will learn about SIX (only six, we promise) ancient Greek sculptures you should know!
The Accountant is a 2016 action thriller starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick and J. K. Simmons, and was directed by Gavin O’Connor. It centers on the character of Christian Wolff, a man who has high-functioning autism. He also happens to be a deadly assassin as well as a brilliant accountant. Sounds like fun, right? It certainly is! Wolff accepts payment in goods as well as cash, which sometimes extends to fine art. Paintings in the movie The Accountant include Woman with a Parasol and Small Child on a Sunlit Hillside by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Free Form by Jackson Pollock and A Friend in Need by Cassius Coolidge. All three paintings have enormous real-world fiscal value, but within the context of the film their immense value is also symbolic.
We all have family treasures, those mementos that matter to us so much because of their sentimental value and memories associated with them. Now, imagine – and I know it is a stretch – that you are a princess. As a child, you go through your grandmother’s jewelry box (or in that case probably a vault) and you discover tiaras. Shiny, sparkly and beautiful, but also further embellished with all those tales of the weddings and balls they’ve been worn to!
Let’s take a look at some most amazing, beautiful tiaras worn by royals, and hopefully, this selection will inspire you to go through your own family treasures and listen to the stories associated with them.
Everyone knows Van Gogh’s Starry Night, or his Sunflowers, or that he cut off his ear. The name Vincent van Gogh is now a household name, synonymous with color, drama, and genius. This is why it is astonishing to think that, at the time of his death in 1890, Vincent had only ever sold one painting, there was only ever one article published about him, and he had exhibited at just a couple of shows. How, then, can one explain Vincent’s posthumous fame, his popularity, and the fact that his paintings now sell for millions upon millions of dollars? Vincent—and the world—owes it all to a woman named Jo van Gogh-Bonger. Without Jo, there would be no Vincent. This is how it all happened…
Is your favorite article on the list, or was there something else you especially enjoyed this year? Make sure to let us know in the comments and, once again, Happy New Year!
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