Stories By Magda Michalska
Titian’s Women Who Are In Fact The Same WomanAugust 28, 2016
Titian had it all. He was so talented that people called him after Dante’s Paradiso “The sun amidst small stars”. He knew how to paint landscapes, still lifes, human figures, animals. He was also a master...
4 Of Hitler’s Least Favourite ‘Degenerate’ Artists (There Were Many More)August 27, 2016
As a person who considered himself an artist, Hitler was very sensitive to aesthetics. He hated people who did not fit to his imagined world of ideally proportioned men with Aryan features and German upbringing. Same...
It’s a Dog’s Life According to Cassius Marcellus CoolidgeAugust 26, 2016
Have you ever imagined a world dominated by animals? Have you read Orwell’s Animal Farm and wondered what it would be like to live in such a world? Well, then brace yourselves for Cassius Marcellus Coolidge’s...
More Than Fifty Shades of Grey In The Grey Life Of Romaine BrooksAugust 25, 2016
WARNING: If you cannot digest sad stories about childhood, stop reading now. It won’t get better in adulthood, so if you don’t like such stories either, just click here to look at calm views of Mount Fuji instead. The...
5 Fleshy Sculptures That Could Come To LifeAugust 22, 2016
The debate about the supremacy of painting over sculpture or the other way around has been around for centuries. Everything started already in the Renaissance and the question has remained unsettled until this day – what is...
Rembrandt And His Saddest Love StoryAugust 21, 2016
You know Rembrandt and his portraits in hats. You know his biblical scenes and his views of Amsterdam. You could recognize his style from afar. But do you know his saddest love story which considerably impacted on his...
Religious Ecstasies And All That JazzAugust 20, 2016
If you think that searching for better and reinforced experience of reality is something modern, you’re wrong. Saints proved long ago that you don’t need drugs, alcohol or any other substances affecting your perception in order...
Can You Beat This Beard? – Bearded Paintings From Art HistoryAugust 16, 2016
Beards are back. Again. And it seems that this time it’s not just a mere fashion which will pass after one season. This time beards will stay around for longer and with them all the barber...
Meet Georgia O’Keeffe In PersonAugust 13, 2016
Have you heard of Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1? No? Well, it’s the most expensive painting by a female painter ever sold at auction ($44,405,000 at Sotheby’s American Art sale in 2014). It’s author Georgia O’Keeffe is considered the...
Man, Woman or Both? Meet Akhenaten, The Only Androgenous PharaohAugust 10, 2016
If you thought that ancient Egypt had always been only about large pantheon of gods, solid and emotionless sculptures and masculine pharaohs only, have a look at this short episode from Egyptian history, when people looked...
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