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


Women Artists

Anna Bilińska’s Parisian Career and Tragic Life

If you think your life is taking wrong turns and it feels like you’re sailing against the wind, read on. The story of artist Anna Bilińska,...

Magda Michalska 27 September 2021

Cubism

Picasso and His 15 Versions of Les Femmes d’Alger

When the Algerian War of Independence began on 1st November 1954, Pablo Picasso felt an urge to somehow respond to the violence and suffering that...

Magda Michalska 3 October 2021

Photography

The Shadow of the Wind: Francesc Català-Roca and His Neorealist Catalonia

He was one of the finest photographers of the 20th century, yet not many know his name. He captured the reality of the post-war era in a minimalist,...

Magda Michalska 17 August 2021

Special Occasion And News

Best Birthday Parties in Art History for Our 5th Birthday

DailyArt Magazine is turning 5 this year! I cannot believe how far we have come since 2016 when I, a university student interning for DailyArt, wrote...

Magda Michalska 13 July 2021

Art State of Mind

Suffered a Break-up? See This Art

Who hasn’t suffered a break-up may be the first to cast the stone at all of those who don’t sleep at night and cannot stop crying at a...

Magda Michalska 23 June 2021

Women Artists

Paula Rego and Other Strong Women

A couple of years ago, I wrote a very short article about Paula Rego’s fairy tale-like works. Yet, only recently I found out that we were born...

Magda Michalska 8 April 2021

Photography

Paris Through the Lens of Early Photographers

Paris is a centuries old city which witnessed many ground-breaking moments. One of them was the first photograph of a living human being ever taken!...

Magda Michalska 22 February 2021

Contemporary Art

Is Kylie Jenner the New Venus? Interview with the Artist Marco Battaglini

Marco Battaglini is a contemporary Italian artist working in Costa Rica. In his work he mixes sacred with profane, trying to mediate between the...

Magda Michalska 20 January 2021

Special Occasion And News

A Controversial Christmas Tree in Venice

Weighing 9 tonnes, 10 metres tall, the 2020 Christmas Tree of Venice had become a scandal before it was lit up last week. Why? Because it's not a...

Magda Michalska 22 December 2020

History

You Don’t Have to Look Up to See the Stars: Astronomical Planispheres

For hundreds of years the sky has been the center of attention for many ancient tribes and cultures. Our history has been a testament to the stars.

Sofia Rodriguez Cuevas 16 December 2020