Stories By Magda Michalska
Bodies And Erotic Art
Beach Bodies, Sea Foam and Shells – Summertime VenusesAugust 1, 2016
Venus, Venus, Venus. Who wouldn’t envy her? She is the embodiment of beauty, sexuality and love. She is perhaps the most often depicted woman in history of art. And she was born out of sea foam....
In a Cabaret with de Toulouse-Lautrec’s PostersJuly 30, 2016
On the outskirts of Paris, a working-class district with cabarets and dance halls called Montmartre, became a centre of the bohemian society of the city. Musicians, poets, writers, and artists used the cabarets as “laboratories” to...
Museums And Exhibitions
When in Budapest, Pay A Visit To These Two Hot Guys In Hungarian National GalleryJuly 27, 2016
Are you looking for a short summer romance? Go to Budapest! Two really hot guys are staying in the Hungarian National Gallery this summer: 1. Picasso- Transfigurations 1895-1972 I frankly recommend this one (just came back from...
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...
- 15 Cats in Art History Every Cat Lover Would Love
- Remembrance Day Poppies in Painting
- Painting of the Week: Claude Monet, Meules
- Hey Boy, Hey Girl: Bacchus by Caravaggio
- 6 Rooms from Famous Paintings Brought to Real Life
- Rembrandt And His Saddest Love Story
- 4 Artists Who Suffered Mental Illness (And How It Affected Their Art)
- Halloween in Hell: Dante and Virgil
- 10 Most Scandalous Nudes in Art (NSFW)
- Painting of the Week: John William Waterhouse, The Lady of Shallot