Stories By Magda Michalska
Windy Paintings for a Breath of Fresh AirAugust 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...
Edvard Munch’s Summer NightsAugust 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...
Painters’ Bedrooms: Art for Moving HousesJuly 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...
Pierre Bonnard: Bringing Color to LifeJuly 22, 2019
When I was writing the article about the Nabis, I came across the past Tate exhibition on Pierre Bonnard which closed in May 2019. Let’s reminiscence a bit longer on the colors and hues of his...
The Nabis 101July 19, 2019
Multiple times I’ve told myself while writing other articles: “I finally have to write about the Nabis!”. And still haven’t done so. Why, why, why, if they are one of my favourite groups? Hopefully they will...
Art State of Mind
You Got a Fast Car: Automobile ArtJuly 16, 2019
I’m desperately trying to pass my driving license exam (so far no good). I thought that maybe art and Tracy Chapman could give me some speeding vibes in the car? Renaissance Vehicle This drawing presents the...
Jeanne Hébuterne. Not Only a Muse but an Artist in Her Own RightJuly 12, 2019
This post is not going to be about the tragic love story between Jeanne and Amedeo Modigliani (who wants to read about it, click here). This post is going to be about Jeanne the artist. Jeanne...
Aubette 1928: a Neoplasticist Gesamtkunstwerk in StrasbourgJuly 10, 2019
Last week I had a chance to visit Strasbourg in Alsace, France. It’s a charming city full of picturesque narrow and tiny houses scattered along the canals. There are bridges and pretzels (yum!) everywhere. Yet, among...
Art History 101
Art Afterpieces. How Internet Didn’t Come up with Anything NewJuly 3, 2019
Playing with the greatest masterpieces by adding to them contemporary elements, like inserting a smartphone into a hand of a Pre-Raphaelite lady, might seem an invention made a couple of years ago. Well, it is not....
Strawberry Paintings ForeverJuly 1, 2019
Strawberries are in season! There are very few who dislike them, I know only two such people. I love everything about them, from texture, to smell, to taste. Painters also love the way they look, red...
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