Stories By Joanna Kaszubowska
Famous Chairs that Changed the Way We SitSeptember 19, 2020
Apparently sitting is the new smoking and it will slowly kill us all. But given our current reality, we don’t have that much choice about it. One choice we do have though is what we sit...
10 Awesome Pairs of Shoes from the Victoria & Albert CollectionSeptember 16, 2020
Victoria & Albert Museum in London is a hoarder’s dream. They have unrivaled collections of everything you can think of, one of them being shoes. The V&A shoe collection consists of over 2000 pairs and spans...
5 Women Who Changed the 20th Century Interior DesignAugust 29, 2020
Originally I wanted to write about ten women interior designers, it seemed simple enough. But when I started my research the five women you’ll meet below proved to be extremely fascinating and powerful. So instead, I...
Five Key Women in Contemporary Interior DesignAugust 27, 2020
The word ‘contemporary’ can be defined in many subtly different ways. For this text allow me to stick to the following definition: “the second half of the 20th century or in the 21st century”. We’ll be...
‘I’m Sick of Portraits’ – Gainsborough and His Dog PortraitsAugust 26, 2020
Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788) was a portrait and landscape painter. During his career, he often painted dogs accompanying his sitters. He always made sure that the dog was not merely a prop, but also ooze personality. Hence...
The Renaissance Splendour: Meet Four Powerful Women of BronzinoAugust 21, 2020
Agnolo di Cosimo (1503-1572), known as Bronzino, was an Italian Mannerist painter. He lived and worked in Florence and became the court painter of Cosimo I de’Medici. Bronzino trained with Pontormo, who influenced his style, but...
The Lady with the DogJuly 4, 2020
The Lady with the Dog is a title that I borrowed from Chekhov’s short story. It is a story of an affair, however, in art the dog quite often has been a symbol of fidelity. As...
See a Man About a Dog: Dogs in PaintingsJuly 1, 2020
The title sentence is a charming English euphemism, usually used to apologize for one’s imminent departure or absence—generally to conceal one’s true purpose, such as going to use the toilet or going to buy a drink....
Tom of Finland: the Artist Who Created the Village People’s LookJune 29, 2020
Meet Tom of Finland, the artist that inspired the looks of Freddie Mercury and the Village People. He was friends with Robert Mapplethorpe, and Andy Warhol visited his first exhibition in a boot shop in 1978....
Entertain Us! 10 Funniest DailyArt Magazine ArticlesJune 1, 2020
We have all been stuck at home for a few weeks now. The terror of the first weeks is gone, the excitement of inventing things to cook from canned foods is well past us. If you...
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- The Lifelike Death Fayum Portraits of Roman Egypt
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