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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

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      Eastern world

      Autumn Moon in Japanese Woodblock Prints

      By September 25, 2020

      Does anyone here live by the water? If you do you will probably confirm that the first autumnal evenings have something transcendental in them, when the moon reflects on the water and the air is so...

    • Artist

      Autumn Atmosphere in the Paintings of Paul Klee

      By September 21, 2020

      Hello autumn! I really like this season, especially because of its color palette: reddish and yellowish leaves, beige coats, green wellies, orange pumpkins… The colors of autumn are warm and they create a unique atmosphere of coziness....

    • 19th Century

      Flaming June or Dorothy Dene? A Muse of Frederic Leighton

      By September 5, 2020

      In 1879, Frederic Leighton’s biographer and neighbor (that’s handy, isn’t it?), Mrs. Barrington, noticed “a young girl with a lovely white face, dressed in deepest black, evidently a model.” This girl was actress Dorothy Dene, a...

    • Artist

      Meet Great Teachers of Famous Artists

      By September 3, 2020

      September and October are the months when students return to school or university. The experience of education and our memories of it are shaped by the people who can make school fun, or on the contrary,...

    • Art State of Mind

      Online Learning? Back to the Old School in Art

      By September 1, 2020

      Certainly 2020 will go down in history as a groundbreaking year in education, forcing millions of students and teachers to switch to online learning and bringing school to a new digital era. Since every year we...

    • Artists' Stories

      Get Inspired: Famous Painters’ Bedrooms

      By August 30, 2020

      Moving houses is an enterprise, isn’t it? Packing, getting rid of useless but loved items, sending boxes with winter clothes… Then, there is always the excitement for the new mixed with nostalgia for the piece of...

    • Design

      Spot a Rug: Ottoman Carpets in Renaissance Paintings

      By August 25, 2020

      Art history has always been inseparable from international trade exchanges and the mingling of nations and cultures. Manuscripts, works of art, decorative objects, jewelry, household items… They all crossed borders and always had an impact on the place of...

    • 21st century

      Karoliina Hellberg and the New Finnish Interiors

      By August 24, 2020

      Karoliina Hellberg is a young Finnish painter who graduated in 2015 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. In 2019 she had her solo show at the Didrichsen Art Museum in Helsinki, a part of...

    • Bodies And Erotic Art

      Looking for Hot Renaissance Boys? Well, Here They Are!

      By August 23, 2020

      Look no further! If you are in need of the sight of some muscular bodies this year, don’t bother going to the beach, but book yourself a ticket to the Sistine Chapel, where these hot Renaissance...

    • 19th Century

      Olga Boznanska: An Uneasy Story of a Polish Painter

      By August 18, 2020

      Olga Boznanska is one of the most famous female Polish Post-Impressionists. Her multiple portraits of fragile women and children are permeated with notes of melancholy which Olga carried with her from early childhood. Was it because...

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