Stories By Magda Michalska
Pauline Boty- The Mother Of Pop Art (And She’s Not American)September 29, 2016
Surprise, surprise, Pop Art did not begin in the States in the sixties but in the United Kingdom, and already in 1952. Everything started with Eduardo Paolozzi’s series of collages “Bunk” in which he used pieces of...
The Story of An Excessively Electric Friendship Between Vincent and PaulSeptember 28, 2016
People say that you shouldn’t live with your friends because your friendship may deteriorate. And the story of friendship between Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin can be used as an exemplary illustration of this saying. An...
Picasso’s Favourite Instrument…September 26, 2016
That’s pretty obvious – it’s a guitar! (whoever had any dirty thoughts given the title, go to read about emotions first). It’s probably the most significant instrument for Cubism or even for the entire modern art. It...
Suzanne Valadon: The Mistress Of MontmartreSeptember 23, 2016
She started as a model because she didn’t have money for professional painting classes. She would watch the artists for whom she worked, such as Henri de Tolouse-Lautrec or Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and follow their moves and...
Click Here If You’re On A Diet And Craving Something SweetSeptember 22, 2016
I’ve decided – I’m going on a diet. Another one. And this time I’m going to stick to it, honestly! In order to survive, because I have a terrible sweet tooth, I’ve prepared something I can...
Bodies And Erotic Art
Yoko Ono’s Performance You Can Recreate At HomeSeptember 19, 2016
Yoko Ono is not only the wife of late John Lennon. Primarily she is an artist and performer. One of her most famous performances was Cut Piece, first staged on July 20, 1964 at Yamaichi Concert Hall, Kyoto. Ono,...
Nudes With Eating DisordersSeptember 18, 2016
To follow up my post about body images and body positivity, I want to show you a touching campaign from a few years ago. The well known nudes from art were remade in order to show...
How To Become A Surrealist – A Manual to Psychic AutomatismSeptember 17, 2016
In 1924, André Breton defined a completely new word – Surrealism- in his First Manifesto of Surrealism. It was not a trend in art or literature, it was a way of life, he explained. Basing on his dictionary-like entry...
Back To School? Meet The Masters of The Famous Artists (You Wish You Had Such Teachers!)September 14, 2016
September and October are the months when pupils and students return to school or university. I’m one of them too and today I want to dedicate my post to all the people who make education fun and...
A Party With The YBAs (BYOB, We Provide Only Formaldehyde)September 13, 2016
The acronym YBA is probably my third favourite after BYOB and ASAP (I like NASA, too). Have you come across it? It was created in the early nineties to describe a loose group of British Artists who shared a...
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- 4 Artists Who Suffered Mental Illness (And How It Affected Their Art)