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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

  • Women Artists

    Helena Sofia Schjerfbeck – A Female Finnish Gem

    By December 14, 2016

    I want to share with you my latest discovery: Helena Sofia Schjerfbeck, an unknown gem of Finnish painting. She began during the fine-de-siecle and painted until the late 1940’s. Her very idiosyncratic and personal style makes her difficult...

  • Artists' Stories

    Giovanni Segantini: A Snowy Story With A Sad End

    By December 10, 2016

    December is a month of snow (for those in the colder corners of the world…), hot chocolates with marshmallows and mince pies. I’m slowly getting into this snowy mood and that’s why today I want to present...

  • 20th century

    Vintage Claus Is Coming To Town

    By December 6, 2016

    Today is Saint Nicholas Day, a holiday children across the world love because they get little treats if they are good (look up the Dutch version of this holiday!). It’s like a prelude to Christmas for which we...

  • Special Occasion And News

    Fortune-tellers: Art of Superstition

    By November 30, 2016

    St Andrew’s Day is not only a Scottish holiday. In Poland we have this old and pagan tradition of fortune-telling on the night of the 29th of November. We do magic tricks like pouring hot wax...

  • Museums And Exhibitions

    5 Gems of the National Gallery in Edinburgh

    By November 29, 2016

    Happy St Andrew’s Day! St Andrew, one of Jesus’ disciples, is Scotland’s patron because the Scots believed to have descended from the Scythians who lived on the shores of the Black Sea in what is now Romania and...

  • Art Nouveau

    The Romantic World Of M(a)cdonald’s Art (No Burgers Included)

    By November 28, 2016

    (Sorry for this inappropriate pun in the title, I simply couldn’t stop myself.) I’m not going to serve you any reheated burgers, on the contrary, today’s artists are a real gem in the Scottish art history....

  • Special Occasion And News

    9 Most Expensive Paintings In The World

    By November 25, 2016

    Imagine the world in which there would be Black Friday discounts on works of art… Hahaha, it’s so unreal that I cannot even imagine that. Anyway, I thought that too many sales today can give one...

  • Food

    Caffeinated Art- Masterpieces For Coffee Lovers!

    By November 22, 2016

    Is there anything more delightful than a cup of hot coffee? It turns out that yes, there is, and it’s coffee with art! That’s why today we’ll be providing you with your daily dose of caffeine...

  • 21st century

    Lady Gaga Is Art – A Post Not Only For Her Fans

    By November 19, 2016

    Since Lady Gaga won the Best Look and Best Female Act prizes at this year’s MTV EMAs, we want to congratulate her by showing you yet another side of her artistic persona: a painterly one! In 2013 she...

  • 21st century

    Five Contemporary Artists On Instagram You Should Follow

    By November 16, 2016

    On Instagram you can find not only photos of people’s meals but also a few artsy jewels. Today we want to show you which of the recognized artists are active on social media and have Instagram...

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