Category: Art History

  • Artists You May Not Know: Henry Darger

    I’ve been struggling with how to tackle Darger for a while now. I think that his life and work are so complex that it’s difficult to wrap your head around the kind of life that he lived. To be blunt, Darger is strange. How does an unknown hospital janitor for his entire life create a…

  • Tehching Hsieh and the glorious burden of art

    Or: What does time even mean? Warning: This piece is mostly going to be sporadic thoughts about an artist whose life, career, and influence I find to be deeply fascinating. “I’M WHAT YOU MIGHT CALL A ‘SINCERE THIEF.’ LET’S SAY HUMAN BEINGS’ NATURAL IDENTITY IS THAT OF A ‘THIEF.’ MY CONCEPT OF AN ARTIST IS…

  • Daily Art: Katsushika Oi

    Oh hi. Welcome back. You probably know this painting Probably this one too But I’ll bet that you don’t know this one Would it shock you to know that all of them come from the same family? That’s right, perhaps the greatest of all Japanese artists Hokusai was not the only in his family with…

  • The Return of Daily Art

    Hi everybody. Old fans and friends of mine might remember that I used to make a daily Snapchat story featuring daily pieces of artwork that I found interesting. I retired it in 2021 I believe after growing rather exhausted with constantly posting and feeling like I had nowhere left to go with the project. Well,…

  • Reposting my Analysis of The Night Watch

    l wrote this a while ago for my daily art stuff. Figured I might as well post it here. The Night Watch is undoubtedly one of my favorite paintings of all time. There are so many little details to analyze and fully break down in their whole. For instance, did you know that the Night…

  • The Proto Surrealist : Giuseppe Arcimboldo

    Felix University: Episode 1 Look at this painting. When do you think it was created? It seems grotesque. Ugly. Almost painful to the eyes. So when do you think it was created? Perhaps it was the 1800s? The early 1900s? Maybe even a 1700s work, shockingly? Try 1563. In an era when artists began looking…