Magda Michalska

Magda, art historian and Italianist, she writes about art because she cannot make it herself. She loves committed and political artists like Ai Weiwei or the Futurists; like Joseph Beuys she believes that art can change us and we can change the world.

Articles by Magda

History

The International Dispute over Montezuma’s Headdress

2021 was the year of a double anniversary for Mexico, marking 200 years since liberation from Spanish dominion, and 500 years since the fall of...

Magda Michalska 27 May 2022

Women Artists

Mary Cassatt’s Feminist Mural Which Has Gone Missing

Mary Cassatt was a well-known Impressionist who often illustrated motherhood and traditional female activities in the 19th century. When she was 50,...

Magda Michalska 22 May 2022

Art History 101

Male Homosexuality in Western Art

Homosexuality is still an underrepresented topic in art historical discourse. Since our magazine stands for inclusivity, we strive to present to you...

Magda Michalska 17 May 2022

Erotica

Lesbianism in Art? Warning: Erotic Scenes in Abundance

Ever wondered about the presence of homosexuality in art? Today we’ll travel a bit in time to see how art has treated the subject of lesbians.

Magda Michalska 17 May 2022

Art State of Mind

Why Is St Sebastian a Gay Icon?

One may think that Christian saints have little in common with gay culture, but there is an exception to every rule. If you see a handsome guy in his...

Magda Michalska 17 May 2022

Erotica

Is Jeff Koons’ Art Pornography? (18+)

Jeff Koons has been controversial from the very beginning of his career, which began in around 1979. Having experimented with inflatable bunnies,...

Magda Michalska 13 May 2022

Women Artists

How Louise Nevelson Constructed Her Sculptures and Her Past

Born in Pereiaslav, today’s Ukraine, Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) is recognized as one of America‚Äôs most innovative sculptors. Her most famous...

Magda Michalska 9 May 2022

Asian Art

Peek into the Court: Stunning Qajar Portraits

I’m sure you’re well acquainted with European royal portraiture. But have you ever seen portraits of rulers from beyond Europe? We want...

Magda Michalska 7 May 2022

Design

Architecture or Jewelry? Josef Hoffmann’s Modern Brooches

Josef Hoffman was the leading architect of the Secession and pupil of Otto Wagner, close friend and collaborator of Gustav Klimt and Koloman Moser,...

Magda Michalska 2 May 2022

Painting

Jobs in Art Which Don’t Exist Anymore (or Seem Not To)

I think the following motto perfectly fits today as we celebrate all the workers of the world (students count too!). On this occasion I would like to...

Magda Michalska 1 May 2022