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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

    • Art Forms

      Colors Shimmering in the Light: Islamic Mosaics Panorama

      By October 15, 2020

      One of the most characteristic aspects of early Islamic architecture all over the world is the abundant use of mosaics, both in secular and religious buildings. Moreover, they are applied inside as well as on exterior...

    • 19th Century

      Why Don’t We Study Frédéric Bazille’s Works?

      By October 12, 2020

      Undoubtedly you all have heard of Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley or Edouard Manet. Yet, fewer of you will have heard of Frédéric Bazille, a friend and fellow painter of all of the above. Hence,...

    • 19th Century

      A Perfect World of Perfect Women in James Tissot’s Paintings

      By October 10, 2020

      This title might be a little controversial. In fact, critics find the term demi-mondaine to be more accurate when describing Tissot’s series of paintings of women called La Femme à Paris. This is because the ‘perfect’...

    • Artist

      How Art Saved His Life: Story of Horace Pippin

      By October 5, 2020

      It took Horace Pippin forty–three years to complete his first oil painting. Why so long? Because poverty, hard physical work, war, and disabilities got in his way. Yet, all the negative experiences didn’t diminish his passion...

    • 21st century

      Is Jeff Koons’ Art Pornography? (18+)

      By October 3, 2020

      Jeff Koons has been controversial from the very beginning of his career, which began in around 1979. Having experimented with inflatable bunnies, sculptures of cheesy angels and a lot of pink, he challenges us and our pre-conceptions...

    • Bodies And Erotic Art

      Male Homosexuality in Western Art

      By October 1, 2020

      Homosexuality is still an underrepresented topic in art historical discourse. Since our magazine stands for inclusivity, we strive to present to you works which might be omitted by a traditional art history course. Last time we...

    • Artist

      Carl Larsson and His Cozy House

      By September 29, 2020

      It’s difficult to be a prophet in one’s own land… I guess this rule can apply to artists too. Carl Larsson, one of the most renowned Swedish painters nowadays, initially had no success in his own country....

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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...

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