Stories By Magda Michalska
Modigliani’s 100 Years Old NudesMay 17, 2017
Amedeo Modigliani has always been one of my favourite portraitists: for his delicate lines with which he masterfully rendered the deepest depths of sitters’ souls, their inner mysteries hidden in the almond-shaped eyes. Many people sat...
Happy Mother’s Day! Famous Mothers in ArtMay 14, 2017
Mummy, Mama, Mom, Mum, Mami… So many names for these wonderful women who care for us and love us more than anything else in the world. To honour their holiday, Mother’s Day, we want to present...
Cindy Sherman vs Old MastersMay 8, 2017
Time for a little quiz for all those who consider themselves the experts in Old Masters! We will show you photographs made by Cindy Sherman, a contemporary American photographer, which reference famous portraits from art history. Ready?...
Why Is She So Hairy? Iconography of Mary MagdaleneApril 29, 2017
I had always asked myself this question when I came across the Gothic or early Renaissance representations of Mary Magdalene such as this: WHY IS SHE SO HAIRY? We should start the story from the beginning:...
Are You Into Illusions? Oops, It’s Op Art again!April 22, 2017
Ever been to an optometrist? Then you probably know these graphic cards which check whether you are colour blind. I remember how stressed I always felt to do them right. Well, Op Art, that is Optical...
What An Egg! Easter Egg Art EditionApril 16, 2017
Egg – the symbol of life, the victory over death, new beginnings and recoveries. And one of those gracious subjects in art which seems to be an endless inspiration for the artists. If you don’t know what do...
Crucifixions, Bones and Gruesome BodiesApril 15, 2017
Easter is coming! But before the happy celebration and dancing with bunnies in the garden, Christians go through a Triduum, a three day period including Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday which remind of Jesus’...
Bodies And Erotic Art
Art Models XXL? No Photoshop Allowed!April 7, 2017
The recent row over the Cannes poster featuring a famous actress Claudia Cardinale, who was slimmed with photoshop by poster designers made me think about our perception of beauty and ideal body size. A reflection that we...
Birdies, Flowers and Virgins: Real Meanings Of Spring In ArtMarch 28, 2017
Spring is my favourite season and it seems to be a favourite season of many artists throughout history. Is it for its blossoming flowers, singing birds and longer days? Or is it rather for its many...
Bodies And Erotic Art
Lesbianism in Art? Warning: Erotic Scenes In AbundanceMarch 23, 2017
Ever wondered about the presence of homosexuality in art? Today we’ll travel a bit in time to see how art treated the subject of lesbianism. Of course, there aren’t that many representations of homosexuals as of...
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