Stories By Magda Michalska
World War 1 – 5 Artists Who Became SoldiersNovember 11, 2016
Today we commemorate the anniversary of the end of the Great War. On this occasion we want to present you artists who experienced the trenches and hence pay our tribute to all souls who were lost...
Having A Post-Election Trauma? This Art Is For YouNovember 10, 2016
Yesterday I felt that the only suitable subject for today’s post could be “Last Judgements in art” or “Depictions of the end of the world”. However, now I think that it’s better if I share with...
Paintings For The US Election Day 2016November 8, 2016
Remember, remember, the 8th of November… Uh, it’s today, that important date which is going to decide about the situation in the United States and subsequently in the entire world. To inspire those who are still hesitating...
8 Best Selfies From Art HistoryNovember 5, 2016
Whoever criticizes the fashion of selfies, must have forgotten that selfies have existed for a really loooooooong time in painting. Here comes a curious and less obvious selection of a few of them: 1. Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo,...
Latin American Art
Party With Skulls And Skeletons: Day of The Dead in MexicoNovember 2, 2016
Heaven and earth are never this close as today. Today, 2nd of November is the Day of the Dead, when spirits come to earth to meet their relatives and eat and drink with them. At least...
All Saints Day With A TwistNovember 1, 2016
First of November for many of the people looks like this: Typical 1st of November Ok, maybe not sooooo dramatic. But the fact is, people go to the cemeteries, leave a candle at their relatives’ graves,...
TOP 10 Paintings For HalloweenOctober 31, 2016
Are still looking for some costume-inspiration? What about painterly theme this year? Or maybe you just like to get scared? We offer you our Halloween ranking of the scariest paintings art history has seen… 10. 9....
The Drunk Art History: AbsintheOctober 28, 2016
Have you ever wondered why there are so many paintings of people drinking absinthe in the history of art? Well, I have. I realized it must have been a favourite drink of the Parisian boheme in...
Wunderkammer- A Universe In Your ClosetOctober 27, 2016
How would you feel if you found a mummified crocodile in your best friend’s room? Well, pretty awkward I guess, although I imagine that you’ve seen worst if you’ve ever lived in a boarding school or college accommodation…...
Jacek Malczewski’s Dates With DeathOctober 24, 2016
Recently we’ve been really into Symbolism, I guess it’s for this autumnish vibe in the air. Today will be no different, we want to show you somebody from Poland, a fascinating painter whose Symbolist paintings still...
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