Stories By Magda Michalska
Modern Grasps On The Swinging RococoJuly 26, 2016
Rococo seemed to be a fun period for the aristocracy. They are always depicted at leisure: strolling in the park, sailing on boats, playing cards or musical instruments, or secretly flirting. Fragonard’s painting “The Swing” gives a...
These Churches Will Make You Believe In GodJuly 22, 2016
Churches are fascinating buildings where time seems to stand still. Allow to be led by the smell of incense into the dark Gothic interiors. Watch out for chimera statues! Sagrada Familia in Barcelona Sagrada Familia...
Vermeer’s Desperate HousewivesJuly 20, 2016
Johannes Vermeer was a master of ambiguity. His silent and calm interiors, and beautiful Dutch women, although innocent at the first gaze, seem to be hiding more than one secret. Alcohol This woman has had too much...
Guns, Fire and Blood: Paintings For Our Uncertain TimesJuly 18, 2016
Art and politics have always been closely interrelated. Artists documented the events or narrated them, often manipulating the truth. Art is full of propaganda, protest and revolution. In the times of political turmoil all over the...
Puppies, Doggies And Pugs (For Dog Lovers Only!)July 17, 2016
Dogs are man’s best friends. And if a man happens to be a painter or a sitter for a painting, they must be included too. In the end, they are our most dedicated companions. Meet the dogs...
Bodies And Erotic Art
Bumcheeks, Hats And Other Fetishes of Florentine Sculpturers (All Related to David)July 16, 2016
Sculpturers from Florence loved the biblical story about David, an adolescent boy who would win a duel by killing a giant Goliath using just a sling. Why? Did they just love to mould young boys’ shapes, however dirty it...
Come Dine With Art History: See What It Has Cooked For YouJuly 14, 2016
Socrates said that we eat to live, not live to eat (although his wife must have thought differently since according to the legend she was terribly fat). Well, even if ‘be, or not to be’ can...
5 Gardens That Would Make Every Greenfingered Gardener EnviousJuly 12, 2016
Doesn’t matter if you have a garden, a balcony, a terrace, or just a window sill on which you keep a small cactus. These gardens are like nothing you’ve seen before. Prepare for a thrust of...
When The Days Get Too Sunny…July 9, 2016
… it’s time for the umbrellas! Check out these 5 beautiful pieces of art that feature rain (and umbrellas occasionally). 1. Gustave Caillebotte, Paris Street, Rainy Day, 1877 This is probably the most famous work of . He...
Bodies And Erotic Art
8 Paintings That Will Make You Feel Better About Your BodyJuly 9, 2016
If you happen to feel negative about your body size, your weight or your shape from time to time (or at all times, like me), have a look at these paintings. They will hopefully show you...
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