Stories By Magda Michalska
Michael West, Woman Artist Excluded from the Ab-E GangNovember 12, 2020
The American art world in the era of the post war boom of Abstract Expressionism was definitely male-oriented. And the career of Corinne Michelle (Michael) West was its victim. She could have been famous. But she...
Capturing Light: The Pioneers of Photography in FranceNovember 11, 2020
It all officially began in 1839 in two countries at once: in Britain, the British Royal Academy announced the discovery of a method of capturing images on paper by the action of light; in France, the...
The Mysterious Pinturas Negras Reveal Goya’s Darkest SecretsNovember 9, 2020
There are already several articles that treat in detail the life and works of Francisco Goya. If you want to learn about his career or most famous works, look them up in our magazine because here...
Miyatake Gaikotsu and his Puzzling PostcardsNovember 4, 2020
At the beginning of the 20th century, when Japan started embracing the West and rapid industrialization of almost all aspects of life, Miyatake Gaikotsu (funnily enough, gaikotsu means ‘skull/skeleton’ in Japanese) was the one who questioned...
Visit in Madrid or Online: The Thyssen-Bornemisza National MuseumNovember 1, 2020
We’ve found yet another reason to visit Madrid: The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza! Alright, traveling nowadays is a painful topic as it’s best we all stay home and admire the highlights of the museum Thyssen-Bornemisza online. So,...
Painting of the Week for All Saints: A Burial at Ornans by Gustave CourbetNovember 1, 2020
Who nowadays doesn’t appreciate Gustave Courbet‘s striking realism? We all do, but as happens with many geniuses, Courbet was not appreciated by his contemporaries, especially at the beginning of his career. In 1851 he presented this...
Where is Ana Mendieta? The Unresolved MysteryOctober 29, 2020
“Where is Ana Mendieta?” was the question shouted in 1992 by over 500 protesters lined in front of the newly opened Guggenheim Museum site in SoHo, New York (closed nowadays). The inaugural show featured the work...
Philipp Otto Runge: The Seer of the Mysteries of GodOctober 28, 2020
Runge died of consumption at the same age as Christ, which to those who believe in signs might be crucial since Philipp Otto Runge was a mystic who claimed to “see through the mysteries of God”...
Vermeer’s Desperate HousewivesOctober 23, 2020
Johannes Vermeer was a master of ambiguity. His silent and calm interiors, and beautiful Dutch women, although innocent at first glance, seem to be hiding more than one secret. Let’s meet Vermeer‘s desperate housewives! Vermeer’s Desperate...
Ancient Bikini Girls from the Roman MosaicsOctober 17, 2020
If you have ever wondered when the history of the bikini began, it started exactly at the same time and place in history as philosophy, mathematics, and art: with the ancient! The Roman mosaics found in...
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- Henry Ossawa Tanner – African-American Artistic Pioneer
- Explore the Unknown World of Klimt’s Landscapes
- The Prime Minister’s Art: Landscapes of Winston Churchill
- Brief Story of Claude Monet’s Garden in Giverny
- Arenig School. Wild Bohemians and Welsh Mountains