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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

    Is Grace Jones’s Image Art?

    By June 29, 2017

    Hey, music fans, yet another post for you! I’m sure you’ve heard Libertango and know its author, Grace Jones, who was a music legend of the 70s and 80s (her animated music videos featuring fantastic collages sweep...

  • Bodies And Erotic Art

    Looking For Hot Renaissance Boys?

    By June 20, 2017

    Then look no further! If you need a sight of some muscular bodies, don’t go to the beach this year, but book yourself a ticket to the Sistine Chapel where these hot Renaissance boys are waiting...

  • Artists' Stories

    Isolation, Death, Femininity in Francesca Woodman’s Photographs

    By June 15, 2017

    This is going to be a story of beauty, depression and an underappreciated genius which untimely came to an end. Brace yourselves for an unhappy ending and the black-and-white world of Francesca Woodman’s photographs. Old farms Francesca was...

  • Video

    Loving Vincent The Movie Premieres Today

    By June 13, 2017

    Today, at Annecy Film Festival, Loving Vincent, a film impatiently expected by all art lovers around the world will have its premiere. By bringing to live Vincent van Gogh’s paintings, the film, which is the first fully...

  • 20th century

    Album Covers Which Are Pure Art

    By June 11, 2017

    Every serious music fan will recognize the merits of the following albums for the developments in history of contemporary music. But… will they know that they were also groundbreaking for the history of art as they documented how...

  • 20th century

    Roy Lichtenstein’s Art Quiz For Every Art Historian

    By June 10, 2017

    Pop art is popping up again! Yet this time, it won’t at all reveal the mechanisms of the modern society with its mass product, celebrities and media hegemony. This time I want to show you that...

  • 21st century

    Is Jeff Koons’ Art Pornography? (18+)

    By May 30, 2017

    Jeff Koons has been controversial from the very beginning of his career, which began around 1979. Having experimented with inflatable bunnies, sculptures of cheesy angels and a lot of pink, he challenged us and our pre-conceptions of...

  • 19th Century

    Manchester Is Safe With Ford Maddox Brown

    By May 25, 2017

    I want to honour the victims of the Manchester attack by sharing with you a very little known series of murals hosted by the Manchester City Council, executed by a Pre-Raphaelites painter, Ford Maddox Brown, which portray the history of...

  • Bodies And Erotic Art

    When The Inquisition Met Nude Maja

    By May 21, 2017

    Which one do you prefer? The Nude Maja or The Clothed Maja? This question might have been asked by the painter Francisco Goya when he completed both paintings and showed them side by side to the commissioner, Manuel de...

  • Just Weird

    Kanye West’s Favourite Artists

    By May 20, 2017

    Kanye West- a one-man band, a man who made himself a star. Not only is he a musician, but as his recent activity proves, he is passionate about visual arts and he knows the art market...

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