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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

    • Bodies And Erotic Art

      Is Kylie Jenner the New Venus? Interview with the Artist Marco Battaglini

      By January 20, 2021

      Marco Battaglini is a contemporary Italian artist working in Costa Rica. In his work he mixes sacred with profane, trying to mediate between the ideals of classical beauty and the ‘anti-aesthetic’ of street art. His latest...

    • 20th century

      Album Covers You Didn’t Know that Are Pure Art

      By January 16, 2021

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

    • Special Occasion And News

      Venice Carnival in Paintings

      By January 1, 2021

      Venice is stunning all year round but during the carnival month, it becomes even more charming and mysterious. One stumbles upon princesses, pierrots, dukes who hide their faces behind lavish masks. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to...

    • Special Occasion And News

      New Year’s Fireworks in Painting

      By December 31, 2020

      Bonfires, parties, or reading in bed. Ideas for how one should spend New Year’s Eve are endless, and everyone should spend it the way they like. Probably most of us like to watch fireworks at midnight,...

    • Religious Art

      Boxing Day with St. Stephen

      By December 26, 2020

      According to the Catholic calendar, the second day of Christmas commemorates St. Stephen. He was a young deacon in the community of Jerusalem who became the first martyr in the name of Jesus, an event recounted...

    • Special Occasion And News

      Holiday Inspiration: How Do Paintings Spend Christmas?

      By December 24, 2020

      Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is here! Whether you’re religious or just enjoy a meet-up with friends and family, Christmas is an occasion to celebrate. If you’re curious what Christmas in paintings looks like, have a look....

    • dailyart

      A Controversial Christmas Tree in Venice

      By December 22, 2020

      Weighing 9 tonnes, 10 metres tall, the 2020 Christmas Tree of Venice had become a scandal before it was lit up last week. Why? Because it’s not a typical green spruce or pine with colorful lights...

    • 21st century

      Imago Mundi, the Art Collection Sized 10×12 cm

      By December 15, 2020

      Imago Mundi is a very unusual museum of contemporary art. Or maybe I should rather call it an archive, or an encyclopedia which showcases the art from almost all world cultures. Yet, instead of pages, it...

    • Religious Art

      Paintings for Chanukah

      By December 11, 2020

      Discover more paintings depicting celebrations and holidays:

    • 21st century

      Yan Pei Ming and His Mop Brush of History

      By December 1, 2020

      It’s not a joke. Yan Pei Ming, a contemporary painter, uses a pretty extraordinary tool, which reminds me more of house renovation squads rather than an object for creating paintings full of tiny details. However, I...

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