Stories By Magda Michalska
Aubette 1928: a Neoplasticist Gesamtkunstwerk in StrasbourgJuly 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 NewJuly 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....
Strawberry Paintings ForeverJuly 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...
Pride Month: Andy Warhol’s Ladies and GentlemenJune 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 PaintingJune 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 MonthJune 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...
Art History 101
How to Become an Old Master? Turn on the Youtube First!June 13, 2019
I can’t draw, I can’t paint, I can’t sculpt or do pottery. But I can watch videos on Rijksmuseum Youtube channel called RijksCreative and imagine I’m a Great Master, too. If you have canvas and brushes,...
Bodies And Erotic Art
Best Bums in Art HistoryJune 7, 2019
When we met up with Zuza, our CEO, we started chatting about what’s missing in our blog. We quickly came to a conclusion: we miss some hot and shapely buttocks. So, here they come, best bums...
Natalia Goncharova First Time in LondonJune 6, 2019
We couldn’t have asked for a better birthday gift for Natalia Goncharova: a month before her birthday Tate Modern in London is presenting the first retrospective of her work in the UK ever. The exhibition opens on June, 6th....
Erna Rosenstein. Surrealist in the Country Where Surrealism Didn’t ExistMay 31, 2019
Erna was born a Jew. This fact weighed on her whole life because Erna’s family lived in Lviv, Ukraine and to complicate things even more, she turned 20 when Hitler rose to power in 1933. Ah,...
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