Stories By Magda Michalska
More than a Stone. Representation of the Kaaba by Hamra AbbasMarch 14, 2019
The 17th century world map from an Ottoman book on the discovery of the Americas “Tarih-i Hind-i Garbi” (“History of the West Indies”) points Mecca and the Kaaba as the centre of the world. Indeed, the...
Karoliina Hellberg and The New Finnish InteriorsMarch 11, 2019
Karoliina Hellberg is a young Finnish painter who graduated in 2015 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. At the moment she has her first solo show at the Didrichsen Art Museum in Helsinki, a...
International Women’s Day 2019: Three Unknown Women ArtistsMarch 8, 2019
Happy Women’s Day to all women and men (in the end men should celebrate with us!)!!! I hope that with every passing year the world will be a more hospitable place for all women and that...
Special Occasion And News
AWA Around the World for Women’s DayMarch 7, 2019
Do you remember my post about an unknown Last Supper painted by a woman artist? If you do, the name Advancing Women Artists Foundation will ring a bell, too. They are up and running, and in the...
Keep Eating and Never Regret: Fat Thursday 2019February 28, 2019
Doughnuts, doughnuts… who wouldn’t be tempted by one freshly out of the bakery, covered in sweet coating and with a warm, creamy filling… Aaaaah… People dieting- no talk of calories or fats, you’re forbidden entry to...
What Does Matrix Have to Do with Lace? NeSpoon’s Street Art ExplainsFebruary 26, 2019
NeSpoon is a street artist who combines ceramics, lace and graffiti in her work. She travels the world and decorates old buildings or run-down street corners with her characteristic crochet-patterned murals and pottery panels. But what...
All About Oscar for the Day After the OscarsFebruary 25, 2019
I’m writing this post before the night of the Oscars but I’m not going to tell you my bets, guesses and hopes for the winners. I thought that I would focus on the name Oscar instead...
Celia Paul and Her Art in the Shadow of Lucian FreudFebruary 23, 2019
I arrived to Celia Paul via Lucian Freud’s portraits. In one of them her face is difficult to define: is it an expression of pain and distress, or is it more serenity of a sleeping person?...
This Post Is Only About Cheese. In PaintingFebruary 20, 2019
I feel ashamed. As an official cheese-lover who could eat it every day for every meal, I still haven’t dedicated a single line to cheese in painting! I must repent and compensate all cheese lovers for...
Searching for Love in ArtFebruary 14, 2019
LOVE ALERT! The following array of paintings is a heart-warming collection of artworks worth sharing with your beloved. They are so much more romantic than chocolate hearts and cute fluffy animals! Have a magic Valentine’s! Schiele...
- Evoking The Genius Of Brancusi At The Museum Of Modern Art In New York
- 10 Most Scandalous Nudes in Art (NSFW)
- Tarsila do Amaral: Joy Is the Decisive Test
- Six Ancient Greek Sculptures Everyone Should Know
- It’s Not Always What It Seems: The Fabulous Inventions of Panamarenko
- Lee Krasner and the Art of Starting Over
- Painting of the Week: Masaccio, The Tribute Money
- 4 Artists Who Suffered Mental Illness (And How It Affected Their Art)
- Greek Mythological Creatures That Combine Female Beauty And Beastly Ugliness
- Black Is Beautiful: Kwame Brathwaite at the Skirball Center