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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

    • Artists' Stories

      Rembrandt And His Saddest Love Story

      By August 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...

    • Just Weird

      Religious Ecstasies And All That Jazz

      By August 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...

    • Just Weird

      Can You Beat This Beard? – Bearded Paintings From Art History

      By August 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...

    • Women Artists

      Meet Georgia O’Keeffe In Person

      By August 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...

    • Ancient Egypt

      Man, Woman or Both? Meet Akhenaten, The Only Androgenous Pharaoh

      By August 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...

    • 20th century

      Chagall And The Coloured Glass

      By August 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...

    • Artists' Stories

      A Perfect Andy Warhol’s Birthday Party

      By August 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...

    • Architecture

      These 4 Mosques Will Make You Adore Islamic Architecture

      By August 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...

    • Art Nouveau

      Why Are Cigarettes So Sexy? A Story Of Art Nouveau Posters

      By August 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 Venuses

      By August 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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