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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

    • Religious Art

      City of Angels: Click Here If You Need One Or Two

      By December 23, 2016

      Can you hear the rustle of draperies and the flutter of wings? It’s the angels, who have popped in to DailyArtDaily to say hi to all lovers of angelic music, fluffy wings and the movie with...

    • 20th century

      Kandinsky’s World of Russian Fairy Tales

      By December 16, 2016

      Wassily Kandinsky is chiefly associated with Der Blaue Reiter – an international group of Avant-Garde artists based in Munich who believed that art can save humanity. However, before this Russia-born artist became the leader and main theorist...

    • Women Artists

      Helena Sofia Schjerfbeck – A Female Finnish Gem

      By December 14, 2016

      I want to share with you my latest discovery: Helena Sofia Schjerfbeck, an unknown gem of Finnish painting. She began during the fine-de-siecle and painted until the late 1940’s. Her very idiosyncratic and personal style makes her difficult...

    • Artists' Stories

      Giovanni Segantini: A Snowy Story With A Sad End

      By December 10, 2016

      December is a month of snow (for those in the colder corners of the world…), hot chocolates with marshmallows and mince pies. I’m slowly getting into this snowy mood and that’s why today I want to present...

    • 20th century

      Vintage Claus Is Coming To Town

      By December 6, 2016

      Today is Saint Nicholas Day, a holiday children across the world love because they get little treats if they are good (look up the Dutch version of this holiday!). It’s like a prelude to Christmas for which we...

    • Special Occasion And News

      Fortune-tellers: Art of Superstition

      By November 30, 2016

      St Andrew’s Day is not only a Scottish holiday. In Poland we have this old and pagan tradition of fortune-telling on the night of the 29th of November. We do magic tricks like pouring hot wax...

    • Museums And Exhibitions

      5 Gems of the National Gallery in Edinburgh

      By November 29, 2016

      Happy St Andrew’s Day! St Andrew, one of Jesus’ disciples, is Scotland’s patron because the Scots believed to have descended from the Scythians who lived on the shores of the Black Sea in what is now Romania and...

    • Art Nouveau

      The Romantic World Of M(a)cdonald’s Art (No Burgers Included)

      By November 28, 2016

      (Sorry for this inappropriate pun in the title, I simply couldn’t stop myself.) I’m not going to serve you any reheated burgers, on the contrary, today’s artists are a real gem in the Scottish art history....

    • Food

      Caffeinated Art- Masterpieces For Coffee Lovers!

      By November 22, 2016

      Is there anything more delightful than a cup of hot coffee? It turns out that yes, there is, and it’s coffee with art! That’s why today we’ll be providing you with your daily dose of caffeine...

    • 21st century

      Lady Gaga Is Art – A Post Not Only For Her Fans

      By November 19, 2016

      Since Lady Gaga won the Best Look and Best Female Act prizes at this year’s MTV EMAs, we want to congratulate her by showing you yet another side of her artistic persona: a painterly one! In 2013 she...

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