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

Dine & Wine

The Scent of Orange in the Wintery Air: Paintings with Oranges

What winter smells like to you? For me, it’s the scent of cinnamon-spiced gingerbread, mulled wine, and of course mandarins. My grandma used to...

Magda Michalska 1 December 2022

Painting

Hygge by a Fireplace in Art

Have you ever heard of Hygge? It’s a Danish and Norwegian word used to describe a feeling of coziness. Whether you’re home alone or out...

Magda Michalska 1 December 2022

Dine & Wine

Chocolate in Painting for a Cozy Evening

Every December I crave a good old hot chocolate and a cozy evening under a blanket. We present to you a short story about this sweet beverage with a...

Magda Michalska 1 December 2022

Bizarre

The Most Bizarre Building in Scotland: Pineapple House

You likely would not connect pineapples and architecture, right? Wrong! There exists a real artistic folly, and not in Las Vegas where such a...

Magda Michalska 30 November 2022

Romanticism

The Bible According to William Blake

William Blake (1757–1827), an English Romantic poet, painter, and printmaker, was commissioned by his patron Thomas Butts, a civil servant, to...

Magda Michalska 28 November 2022

Romanticism

William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience Explained

William Blake was undoubtedly a genius. And as usually happens with geniuses and people ahead of their time, he was scorned and disregarded by...

Magda Michalska 28 November 2022

Painting

Twelve Most Expensive Paintings Ever (2022 Update)

Can you think of a world in which there would be discounts on works of art? It’s so unreal that I find it hard to imagine. However, I can still...

Magda Michalska 25 November 2022

Artist Stories

Gluck – No Prefix, No Suffix Queer Artist

DailyArt Magazine wants to join in the promotion of tolerance and raising awareness of the prejudices faced by LGBTQ+ people. Therefore, we feature a...

Magda Michalska 20 November 2022

Photography

Capturing Light: The Pioneers of Photography in France

It all officially began in 1839 in two countries at the same time: in the UK, the Royal Academy announced the discovery of a method of capturing...

Magda Michalska 18 November 2022

Medieval Art

An Illuminated Year with Limbourg Brothers

Just imagine you are an extremely rich duke living in the 15th century who likes pretty books and magnificent castles. What do you do to have them...

Magda Michalska 15 November 2022