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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

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      #MeToo Arrived in Museums: Fighting for Visibility in Berlin

      By November 18, 2019

      Since the 1970s and the emergence of feminist art, we have been witnessing the development of feminist art scholarship. Authors like Linda Nochlin or Griselda Pollock have been asking the ‘uncomfortable’ questions about female as an...

    • Dadaism

      Painting of the Week: Is La Joconde L.H.O.O.Q?

      By October 20, 2019

      The Painting of the Week, La Joconde, is all about codes, reversals, play with conventions and provocation. In other words, it’s an epitome of Dada and Marcel Duchamp‘s entire oeuvre. Mona Lisa vs Dada We all...

    • dailyart

      Oktoberfest Paintings

      By September 25, 2019

      Recently we saw Google dedicating their doodle to pretzels, the typical German pastry, as a sign of recognition to the biggest beer festival held every year in Munich. DailyArtMagazine is going to pay it a tribute...

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      Season for Bacchus and Wine

      By August 29, 2019

      My grandpa grows vines in his little garden so I have a chance to see them grow and mature. And since September starts the season of maturing vines, I thought it would be good to pay...

    • Art Nouveau

      Aubrey Beardsley: A Long-Awaited Portrait

      By August 24, 2019

      On the 21st of August I saw on Tate’s Instagram note about Beardsley’s birthday and I thought (as many other times) that I should have written about him already a long, long, time ago. Time to...

    • Art Travels

      All about Sailing in Painting

      By August 20, 2019

      I’ve sailed only once or twice in my whole life but I can still remember the empowering feeling of liberation that I felt when on the water. Sailing and sailboats have been a common topic taken...

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      Windy Paintings for a Breath of Fresh Air

      By August 14, 2019

      It’s so hot in where I live at the moment, the air is stale and inert, everything seems to be suspended in time and space. I’m producing waterfalls of sweat, praying on my balcony for a...

    • 19th Century

      Edvard Munch’s Summer Nights

      By August 10, 2019

      Munch was fascinated by the Norwegian summer light which evokes both tranquillity and anxiety, two feelings that Munch tried to capture in his work. Moving almost every summer to a nearby coastal town, he often worked...

    • Artists' Stories

      Painters’ Bedrooms: Art for Moving Houses

      By July 24, 2019

      I’m moving house again and today I’m doing the final packing. Although I like my mobile living, I find it always so nostalgic to leave my own piece of the world, my private bedroom. Let’s Peer...

    • 20th century

      Pierre Bonnard: Bringing Color to Life

      By July 22, 2019

      When I was writing the article about the Nabis, I came across the past Tate exhibition on Pierre Bonnard which closed in May 2019. Let’s reminiscence a bit longer on the colors and hues of his...

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