Stories By Magda Michalska
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...
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...
Sports fan? These 7 Historical Posters Show That Olympic Games Are Not Over YetSeptember 12, 2016
We thought we’d overslept the Olympic Games in Rio this summer… But there are Paraolympic Games going on so there is still a reason to celebrate the magic of sport! Let’s unveil our selection of precious...
September To Remember – 9/11 TributeSeptember 11, 2016
It’s been 15 years already. They jumped from the burning floors— one, two, a few more, higher, lower. The photograph halted them in life, and now keeps them above the earth toward the earth. Each...
Bodies And Erotic Art
Breastfeeding in Public Paintings Allowed Here!September 10, 2016
Breastfeeding in public recurs in the public debate from time to time. Whether it’s legal, ethical, aesthetic… Well, no matter if you’re a mother, a hungry baby or an annoyed passerby, these paintings are showing that...
My name is Sofonisba And I’m Michelangelo’s GalSeptember 7, 2016
And I don’t mean it as a mistress, no, no, I’m a respectable girl who comes from a little poor but still a noble family of Cremona. When I travelled to Rome, I was introduced to Michelangelo...
Best Vermeer’s Forger And His FakesSeptember 2, 2016
Who wouldn’t love to discover an unknown original painting by Johannes Vermeer? It must be a blissful moment to find an untouched and unspoiled work of art by the brush of a master. A work that nobody...
Bodies And Erotic Art
Respectable Women From Art History – Yes, Most Of Them Were Naked. A Short Comment To Burkinis.September 1, 2016
I want to add my personal voice to the debate about burkini and whether it enslaves women or the contrary. The creator of the burkini, Aheda Zanetti, clearly said that she had designed it to give...
These 4 Cutest Joshua Reynolds’ Children Will Make You Miss ChildhoodAugust 31, 2016
Sir Joshua Reynolds, the first president of the British Royal Academy founded in 1768, was an exemplary painter. Having travelled to Italy on his Grand Tour, he had an opportunity to study the Great Masters and...
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- Lee Krasner, Much More than a Muse
- Maneki Neko – Those Lucky Cats (NSFW)
- Painting of the Week: The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat by John Weguelin
- The True Story of Pocahontas Shown in Art History