Stories By Magda Michalska
William Strang: Portraitist, Printmaker, ScotsmanApril 27, 2019
I used to live in Scotland and when I stumble upon a Scottish artist I’d had no idea about before, I really want to share their art with you. William Strang was a comprehensive artist with...
Egg Art 2019 Easter EditionApril 20, 2019
Two years ago I wrote an Easter article about eggs and what to do with all the remaining ones after the holidays. This year I decided to take up this topic again, since eggs are more...
Alec Soth’s American Landscapes, Global InteriorsApril 13, 2019
Alec Soth is a contemporary American photographer who so far has specialized in capturing his native US. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he travelled across all states to meet and photograph Americans and their surroundings. In his...
Kandinsky’s Inspiration? Nature, Spirituality and Other ArtistsApril 11, 2019
Wassily Kandinsky: a lawyer turned painter, a painter turned lecturer, a green-fingered man for whom a house with garden was a curse (because instead of working he would spend hours digging and sowing). Rightly considered one...
Life-Size Dolls, Ropes and Erotic Photography: Scandalous World of Hans BellmerApril 8, 2019
“I am human, and I think nothing human is alien to me”, said Terence, Roman playwright sometime in the 2nd century BC. I think that art and what inspired what you will see below, is exactly...
Kiki Smith’s Bodies as Instruments of Perception and TravelApril 6, 2019
It seems Kiki Smith didn’t have much choice when deciding on who to become in the future because art just flows in her veins: her father Tony Smith was a sculptor, her mother, Jane Lawrence Smith,...
Bodies And Erotic Art
Sylvia Sleigh. A Slay Girl Who Rocked Male PortraitureApril 2, 2019
I called Sylvia Sleigh a slay girl because she was beautiful inside out. Brave and independent, she pursued her own figurative style which by many was regarded as outmoded in the years of Pop Art dominance....
Huguette Caland’s Linear EroticismMarch 26, 2019
Some see her art as sexualized. I’d rather see Huguette Caland’s linear eroticism, which shifts between abstraction and figuration, as an exploration of intimacy of human bodies and relationships. She might be one of the most brilliant...
More than a Stone. Representation of the Kaaba by Hamra AbbasMarch 14, 2019
The 17th century world map from an Ottoman book on the discovery of the Americas “Tarih-i Hind-i Garbi” (“History of the West Indies”) points Mecca and the Kaaba as the centre of the world. Indeed, the...
International Women’s Day 2019: Three Unknown Women ArtistsMarch 8, 2019
Happy Women’s Day to all women and men (in the end men should celebrate with us!)!!! I hope that with every passing year the world will be a more hospitable place for all women and that...
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- 10 Most Beautiful Artistic Flower Arrangements for Spring
- Erna Rosenstein. Surrealist in the Country Where Surrealism Didn’t Exist
- The Art of Domesticity: Art Inspired by the Home
- The Sacred Cats of Ancient Egypt
- What I Found in the Museum Of Bad Art
- Henry Ossawa Tanner – African-American Artistic Pioneer
- Explore the Unknown World of Klimt’s Landscapes
- The Prime Minister’s Art: Landscapes of Winston Churchill
- Arenig School. Wild Bohemians and Welsh Mountains