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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

    • 20th century

      Ten Most Expensive Paintings Ever

      By July 25, 2020

      9. $170.4 M First time at auction and already kicked the ceiling achieving the second-highest auction price for a painting at the time: $170.4 million. This beautiful nude was bought in 2015 from Laura Mattioli Rossi...

    • Sport And Entertainment

      Time For Golf! Golf Paintings

      By July 23, 2020

      I used to live in St. Andrews, a small town in Scotland which is a legendary cradle of golf in the UK. Once, when I was strolling on a golf course, I wondered whether there were...

    • 19th Century

      Klimt’s Unknown Portraits You Would Never Guess Were His

      By July 15, 2020

      Some of Klimt’s portraits have already gained the status of ‘iconic’, for example his portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer soaked in gold. Yet, before Klimt became the head of the Secession movement in Vienna in 1897, he...

    • dailyart

      Bastille Day in Paintings

      By July 14, 2020

      Fête nationale or 14 Juillet are the official names of Bastille Day in France. This national French holiday commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution of 1789. Let’s see how French artists have celebrated it in...

    • dailyart

      Painting of the Week: Roy Lichtenstein, Artist’s Studio – The Dance

      By July 12, 2020

      Roy Lichtenstein was a famous American Pop artist, most well known for his original technique of mixed media on canvas, which was meant to remind the viewer of comic strips and movies of the 1950s. His...

    • Food

      Meet Asparagus, the King of Vegetables! Not Just for Vegetarians

      By June 11, 2020

      The season for asparagus is very short as it starts around the 23rd of April (St George’s Day) and lasts only until June. Its special qualities and delicate flavor have rendered it a hero of vegetables,...

    • 20th century

      Goodbye to Christo

      By June 6, 2020

      Christo, I hope you will be wrapping up heavens. Below we’re sharing a survey of Christo’s works to remember how many groundbreaking pieces he made. It’s our goodbye to Christo. Debut Born Christo Vladimirov Javacheff to...

    • 21st century

      Black Artists Matter

      By June 2, 2020

      In the past days I have been repeatedly asking myself what I, a white art historian (gosh, how privileged that already sounds), can do to help raise awareness about the continuing racism and discrimination not only...

    • Artist

      Famous Painters and Their Children

      By June 1, 2020

      On June 1st, 1925, the World Conference for the well-being of Children held in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International Children’s Day. Later, in 1954 the UN established a Universal Children’s Day on the...

    • 20th century

      Violeta Parra, First Latin American in the Louvre

      By May 7, 2020

      In April 1964 the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris hosted an extraordinary exhibition which went down in history as the first solo show of a Latin-American artist that the Louvre had ever witnessed. The artist...

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