Stories By Magda Michalska
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...
Jackie Kennedy- Andy Warhol’s Modern MadonnaMarch 13, 2017
The Oscars inspired me to watch the latest film about Jackie Kennedy directed by Pablo Larrain and starring Natalie Portman: While I was watching, my thoughts ran to one of the most famous, partly for its...
Dorothea Tanning- A Woman For Whom Max Ernst Left His WifeMarch 10, 2017
They fell in love while playing chess. After they had met at a party, Max Ernst passed by her studio to consider her works for his wife’s newly opened museum-gallery Art of This Century and was enchanted...
Women’s Day Message To All Women!March 8, 2017
Happy International Women’s Day! I hope you are celebrating today with all women present in your lives: girlfriends, mothers, sisters, aunties, hairdressers, nail stylists, doctors, engineers, teachers, politicians and wise grannies. Today’s post is a remainder...
Meet Rita Kernn-Larsen, The SurrealistMarch 2, 2017
When you hear Surrealism, you probably think Dalí, Magritte, Ernst… But can you think of any female artists…? Today you’ll meet one of them, Rita Kernn-Larsen, who is barely known even in her native Denmark and whose mini-exhibition...
- The Sad Story Of Vincent Van Gogh And His Lovers
- Painting of the Week: Nicolas Maes, Young Woman Peeling Apples
- Brief Story of Claude Monet’s Garden in Giverny
- Paula Modersohn-Becker: The Unknown Expressionist
- 10 Things You Need To Know About Jan Van Eyck
- My name is Sofonisba And I’m Michelangelo’s Gal
- Giovanni Boldini’s Beautiful Belles
- The Sound Of Colour: Music Inspired By Visual Art – A Top 10
- The Mystery of Vincent Van Gogh’s Death
- The Erotic Drawings of Francesco Hayez [+18]