Stories By Magda Michalska
Bodies And Erotic Art
Body Positivity in Art: Paintings That Will Make You Feel Better About Your BodyApril 20, 2021
If you happen to feel negative about your body size, your weight, or your shape from time to time (or at all times, like me), then have a look at these paintings. They will hopefully show...
Paula Rego and Other Strong WomenApril 8, 2021
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 in the same month just a few days apart,...
Why Was Matisse Obsessed With Goldfish?April 6, 2021
Goldfish here, goldfish there, in a bowl, in a tank, on a table, by the window, goldfish everywhere. Having been looking at Henri Matisse’s work recently, I realized there was a period in which Matisse was...
Aubrey Beardsley: Sharp Blacks and Whites of the Victorian EraApril 2, 2021
Aubrey Beardsley was an extremely talented draughtsman of the Victorian era. As a young boy he suffered from tuberculosis yet decided to live his life to the fullest instead of staying in bed. Oscar Wilde himself...
Charlotte Salomon: Theater of Life and DeathMarch 25, 2021
This is not a story with a happy ending. Or a happy beginning for that matter. It’s a story of suicides, sexual abuse, a mystery to solve and art as means to deal with trauma. Read...
Picnic Time! Best Picnic Inspirations From ArtMarch 20, 2021
The days are getting warmer and longer and all I can think about are picnics and barbecues; when the sun is shining, the grass is green and birds are singing; when the basket is full of...
Birdies, Flowers and Virgins: the Real Meanings of Spring in ArtMarch 19, 2021
Spring is my favorite season and it seems to have been a favorite season of many artists throughout art history. Is it for its blossoming flowers, singing birds, and longer days? Or is it rather for...
Lace on the Wall – NeSpoon’s Street ArtMarch 13, 2021
NeSpoon is a street artist who combines ceramics, lace, and graffiti in her work. She travels the world and decorates old buildings or run-down street corners with her characteristic crochet-patterned murals and pottery panels. But what...
Paris Through the Lens of Early PhotographersFebruary 22, 2021
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! Inspired by this discovery, I’ll take you on a journey back...
Art State of Mind
Just Married: Wedding Paintings which Will Secure a Happy Future TogetherFebruary 13, 2021
Is it only me, or do you also find yourself seeing all those happy photos of your friends/acquaintances getting married while scrolling your Facebook feed? Feels like I’m becoming a second Bridget Jones, “all by myself”… ...
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- 10 Most Beautiful Artistic Flower Arrangements for Spring
- Erna Rosenstein. Surrealist in the Country Where Surrealism Didn’t Exist
- What I Found in the Museum Of Bad Art
- The Sacred Cats of Ancient Egypt
- Henry Ossawa Tanner – African-American Artistic Pioneer
- Explore the Unknown World of Klimt’s Landscapes
- The Prime Minister’s Art: Landscapes of Winston Churchill
- Brief Story of Claude Monet’s Garden in Giverny
- Arenig School. Wild Bohemians and Welsh Mountains