Stories By Magda Michalska
Picasso’s Favourite Instrument…September 26, 2016
That’s pretty obvious – it’s a guitar! (whoever had any dirty thoughts given the title, go to read about emotions first). It’s probably the most significant instrument for Cubism or even for the entire modern art. It...
Suzanne Valadon: The Mistress Of MontmartreSeptember 23, 2016
She started as a model because she didn’t have money for professional painting classes. She would watch the artists for whom she worked, such as Henri de Tolouse-Lautrec or Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and follow their moves and...
Click Here If You’re On A Diet And Craving Something SweetSeptember 22, 2016
I’ve decided – I’m going on a diet. Another one. And this time I’m going to stick to it, honestly! In order to survive, because I have a terrible sweet tooth, I’ve prepared something I can...
Bodies And Erotic Art
Yoko Ono’s Performance You Can Recreate At HomeSeptember 19, 2016
Yoko Ono is not only the wife of late John Lennon. Primarily she is an artist and performer. One of her most famous performances was Cut Piece, first staged on July 20, 1964 at Yamaichi Concert Hall, Kyoto. Ono,...
Nudes With Eating DisordersSeptember 18, 2016
To follow up my post about body images and body positivity, I want to show you a touching campaign from a few years ago. The well known nudes from art were remade in order to show...
How To Become A Surrealist – A Manual to Psychic AutomatismSeptember 17, 2016
In 1924, André Breton defined a completely new word – Surrealism- in his First Manifesto of Surrealism. It was not a trend in art or literature, it was a way of life, he explained. Basing on his dictionary-like entry...
A Party With The YBAs (BYOB, We Provide Only Formaldehyde)September 13, 2016
The acronym YBA is probably my third favourite after BYOB and ASAP (I like NASA, too). Have you come across it? It was created in the early nineties to describe a loose group of British Artists who shared a...
Sports fan? These 7 Historical Posters Show That Olympic Games Are Not Over YetSeptember 12, 2016
We thought we’d overslept the Olympic Games in Rio this summer… But there are Paraolympic Games going on so there is still a reason to celebrate the magic of sport! Let’s unveil our selection of precious...
September To Remember – 9/11 TributeSeptember 11, 2016
It’s been 15 years already. They jumped from the burning floors— one, two, a few more, higher, lower. The photograph halted them in life, and now keeps them above the earth toward the earth. Each...
Bodies And Erotic Art
Breastfeeding in Public Paintings Allowed Here!September 10, 2016
Breastfeeding in public recurs in the public debate from time to time. Whether it’s legal, ethical, aesthetic… Well, no matter if you’re a mother, a hungry baby or an annoyed passerby, these paintings are showing that...
- Painting of the Week: Saint George and the Dragon
- The Night — Ten Beautiful Nocturne Paintings
- How Did Caravaggio Die? The Answer Is Not Easy
- The Mysterious Pinturas Negras Reveal Goya’s Darkest Secrets
- Under Hokusai’s Great Wave
- Did You Know that Monet Was a Master of Caricatures?
- #MeToo and the Medusa Myth
- Wanderlust Exhibition – Travel Desire Encapsulated in Paintings
- Maxfield Parrish – Life and Legacy
- Is Kylie Jenner the New Venus? Interview with the Artist Marco Battaglini
- 10 of the Most Famous Female Artist Self-Portraits
- Frida Kahlo And The Symbolism In Her Art
- Frauhaus: Gunta Stölzl, Walter Gropius, and the Women of the Bauhaus
- The Ephemeral Magic of Raw Clay: Artist Interview with Phoebe Cummings
- The Surprising Career of Lavinia Fontana: Painter of Popes, Nudes, and Noblewomen