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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

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    Windy Paintings for a Breath of Fresh Air

    By August 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...

  • 19th Century

    Edvard Munch’s Summer Nights

    By August 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...

  • Artists' Stories

    Painters’ Bedrooms: Art for Moving Houses

    By July 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...

  • 20th century

    Pierre Bonnard: Bringing Color to Life

    By July 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...

  • 19th Century

    The Nabis 101

    By July 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 Art

    By July 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...

  • 20th century

    Jeanne Hébuterne. Not Only a Muse but an Artist in Her Own Right

    By July 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...

  • Architecture

    Aubette 1928: a Neoplasticist Gesamtkunstwerk in Strasbourg

    By July 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 New

    By July 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....

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    Strawberry Paintings Forever

    By July 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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