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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

    • Bodies And Erotic Art

      Best Bums in Art History

      By June 7, 2019

      When we met up with Zuza, our CEO, we started chatting about what’s missing in our blog. We quickly came to a conclusion: we miss some hot and shapely buttocks. So, here they come, best bums...

    • 20th century

      Natalia Goncharova First Time in London

      By June 6, 2019

      We couldn’t have asked for a better birthday gift for Natalia Goncharova: a month before her birthday Tate Modern in London is presenting the first retrospective of her work in the UK ever. The exhibition opens on June, 6th....

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      20th century

      Erna Rosenstein. Surrealist in the Country Where Surrealism Didn’t Exist

      By May 31, 2019

      Erna was born a Jew. This fact weighed on her whole life because Erna’s family lived in Lviv, Ukraine and to complicate things even more, she turned 20 when Hitler rose to power in 1933. Ah,...

    • 19th Century

      All Faces of František Kupka

      By May 27, 2019

      First time I came across František Kupka’s work was in the Centre Pompidou and I thought: “Wow, he was such an interesting guy and I never heard about him before!”. Not much has changed since then,...

    • dailyart

      Europa in Focus: Rape and Rebirth

      By May 24, 2019

      If you read my articles, you’ll know that I tend to get political. With the European Elections coming up this weekend, I wouldn’t be myself letting it pass unnoticed. Hence, I dedicate this post to Europa,...

    • 19th Century

      Brass Heads, Coral Beads, And Ivory: Art from the Kingdom of Benin

      By May 16, 2019

      Today we’ll go back in time to around 1500s when the wealth of Benin kingdom (in contemporary Nigeria) was at its peak: when Europeans traded with Benin spices, palm kernels, gum, brass, ivory, shells, or arms;...

    • 21st century

      Lubaina Himid’s Dinner Service at the V&A

      By May 14, 2019

      In 2017, Lubaina Himid won the Turner Prize (and she was the oldest winner ever, aged 63!). Ten years before she presented her work Swallow Hard: The Lancaster Dinner Service at the Judges’ Lodgings in Lancaster,...

    • 19th Century

      Josef Šíma: from Czech Republic to Paris

      By May 9, 2019

      Josef Šíma was born in Jaromer, in today’s Czech Republic in 1891, but he became a naturalized French citizen (he took the citizenship already in 1926). Although he spent most of his life in France, he...

    • Artists' Stories

      Die Brücke’s Magician: Otto Mueller

      By May 3, 2019

      Do we talk enough about Die Brücke? Its importance for the development of modern art is undoubted. But lost between various movements and -isms that we encounter when we read or talk about the art of...

    • dailyart

      First of May Celebrations in Painting

      By May 1, 2019

      Happy May 1st to all workers and to all who have fought and still fight for their rights. I hope you’ll celebrate by doing nothing and chilling (hopefully outdoors, wishing everyone a sunny day!). First of...

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