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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

  • Literature

    How Well Do You Know Shakespeare? Check Your Knowledge [Quiz]

    By October 7, 2016

    As probably every fan of Shakespeare is aware of, in 2016 The entire Globe (pun intended) celebrates this ingenious writer, poet and actor. On this occasion, we want to join the party and present 5 stunning...

  • Sport And Entertainment

    Sports Lover? Spot The Ball!

    By October 6, 2016

    Are you an active person? You can’t sit for a long while, you have to be always on the move? Well, then this is a short collection just for you: sports paintings by Sir John Lavery,...

  • Religious Art

    Bible According To Blake

    By October 5, 2016

    William Blake, an English Romantic poet, painter and printmaker, was commissioned by his patron Thomas Butts, a civil servant, around 80 works with various biblical subjects. His own interpretations of the famous scenes from the Bible...

  • 21st century

    Hoovers Can Be Art – A Post For Perfect Housewives

    By October 3, 2016

    Do you like cleaning? I do, though I’m still far from being a Perfect Housewife. But I really like hoovering (especially with Henry). And the American artist Jeff Koons seems to be a fan of hoovers,...

  • Academism

    Naked Truth About Academic Art

    By October 1, 2016

    Academicism was a dominant style in European sculpture and painting in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It was called so because it was dictated by the French Academy of Art, Académie des Beaux-Arts, which was probably...

  • Pop art

    Pauline Boty- The Mother Of Pop Art (And She’s Not American)

    By 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...

  • Artists' Stories

    The Story of An Excessively Electric Friendship Between Vincent and Paul

    By September 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...

  • 20th century

    Picasso’s Favourite Instrument…

    By 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...

  • Artists' Stories

    Suzanne Valadon: The Mistress Of Montmartre

    By September 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...

  • Food

    Click Here If You’re On A Diet And Craving Something Sweet

    By September 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...

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