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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

  • 20th century

    World War 1 – 5 Artists Who Became Soldiers

    By November 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...

  • 21st century

    Having A Post-Election Trauma? This Art Is For You

    By November 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...

  • 21st century

    Paintings For The US Election Day 2016

    By November 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...

  • Artists' Stories

    8 Best Selfies From Art History

    By November 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 Mexico

    By November 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...

  • Seasons

    All Saints Day With A Twist

    By November 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,...

  • Just Weird

    TOP 10 Paintings For Halloween

    By October 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....

  • Art Nouveau

    The Drunk Art History: Absinthe

    By October 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...

  • Just Weird

    Wunderkammer- A Universe In Your Closet

    By October 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…...

  • Symbolism

    Jacek Malczewski’s Dates With Death

    By October 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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