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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

      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...

    • Andy Warhol's Ladies and Gentlemen Andy Warhol's Ladies and Gentlemen

      20th century

      Pride Month: Andy Warhol’s Ladies and Gentlemen

      By June 27, 2019

      The club “The Gilded Grape”, situated in the no man’s land of Eighth Avenue and West 45th Street in New York City, was a hub of drag queens and black and Hispanic transvestites. In 1975, Bob...

    • Art State of Mind

      Sixth Sense? Allegories of Senses in Painting

      By June 26, 2019

      How to show our sensual experiences visually? The human senses made out one of the most appealing subjects for European painters, especially that since the Middle Ages they had rather negative connotations, being considered as lustful...

    • Art State of Mind

      Rainbow in Painting for LGBT Pride Month

      By June 18, 2019

      June has been chosen as the Month of Pride to commemorate riots in the neighbourhood of Greenwich Village, Manhattan, NYC, which were a response to a police raid that took place on June 28, 1969. This...

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