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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.

Stories By Magda Michalska

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    Fighting for Visibility in Berlin: In Conversation with the Curator

    By November 22, 2019

    I have managed to ask a couple of questions of Dr. Yvette Deseyve, the curator of the exhibition Fighting for Visibility. Women Artists in the Nationalgalerie before 1919 that you can visit in Berlin until March...

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    #MeToo Arrived in Museums: Fighting for Visibility in Berlin

    By November 18, 2019

    Since the 1970s and the emergence of feminist art, we have been witnessing the development of feminist art scholarship. Authors like Linda Nochlin or Griselda Pollock have been asking the ‘uncomfortable’ questions about female as an...

  • Dadaism

    Painting of the Week: Is La Joconde L.H.O.O.Q?

    By October 20, 2019

    The Painting of the Week, La Joconde, is all about codes, reversals, play with conventions and provocation. In other words, it’s an epitome of Dada and Marcel Duchamp‘s entire oeuvre. Mona Lisa vs Dada We all...

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    Oktoberfest Paintings

    By September 25, 2019

    Recently we saw Google dedicating their doodle to pretzels, the typical German pastry, as a sign of recognition to the biggest beer festival held every year in Munich. DailyArtMagazine is going to pay it a tribute...

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    Season for Bacchus and Wine

    By August 29, 2019

    My grandpa grows vines in his little garden so I have a chance to see them grow and mature. And since September starts the season of maturing vines, I thought it would be good to pay...

  • Art Nouveau

    Aubrey Beardsley: A Long-Awaited Portrait

    By August 24, 2019

    On the 21st of August I saw on Tate’s Instagram note about Beardsley’s birthday and I thought (as many other times) that I should have written about him already a long, long, time ago. Time to...

  • Art Travels

    All about Sailing in Painting

    By August 20, 2019

    I’ve sailed only once or twice in my whole life but I can still remember the empowering feeling of liberation that I felt when on the water. Sailing and sailboats have been a common topic taken...

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    Windy Paintings for a Breath of Fresh Air

    By August 14, 2019

    It’s so hot in where I live at the moment, the air is stale and inert, everything seems to be suspended in time and space. I’m producing waterfalls of sweat, praying on my balcony for a...

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    Edvard Munch’s Summer Nights

    By August 10, 2019

    Munch was fascinated by the Norwegian summer light which evokes both tranquillity and anxiety, two feelings that Munch tried to capture in his work. Moving almost every summer to a nearby coastal town, he often worked...

  • Artists' Stories

    Painters’ Bedrooms: Art for Moving Houses

    By July 24, 2019

    I’m moving house again and today I’m doing the final packing. Although I like my mobile living, I find it always so nostalgic to leave my own piece of the world, my private bedroom. Let’s Peer...

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