Stories By Magda Michalska
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...
Chagall And The Coloured GlassAugust 9, 2016
When I went to see Reims cathedral last summer, I didn’t expect to find Marc Chagall’s stained glass windows in the centuries old church. Fascinated by this fusion of tradition and modernity, I decided to investigate...
A Perfect Andy Warhol’s Birthday PartyAugust 6, 2016
Andy Warhol would have turned 88 today and would have probably thrown a giant party, since his Factory attracted country’s socialites, drag queens, drug addicts, actors, musicians and geniuses. They made art, love and … tones of...
These 4 Mosques Will Make You Adore Islamic ArchitectureAugust 3, 2016
At the moment, Islam is a difficult topic to talk about. Yet art is beyond all that. We want to show you how beautiful and unique buildings Islam has created for us. Here are the wonders of Islamic...
Why Are Cigarettes So Sexy? A Story Of Art Nouveau PostersAugust 2, 2016
Just to make it clear: smoking is bad. But… why do all those smoking people look so sexy with cigarettes?! (Like Marlene Dietrich with her cigarette holder, or James Dean…). I suspect that this whole cigarettes-look-sexy...
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....
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