Stories By Magda Michalska
Colors Shimmering in the Light: Islamic Mosaics PanoramaOctober 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...
Why Don’t We Study Frédéric Bazille’s Works?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,...
A Perfect World of Perfect Women in James Tissot’s PaintingsOctober 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’...
How Art Saved His Life: Story of Horace PippinOctober 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...
Is Jeff Koons’ Art Pornography? (18+)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 ArtOctober 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...
Carl Larsson and His Cozy HouseSeptember 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....
Autumn Moon in Japanese Woodblock PrintsSeptember 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...
Autumn Atmosphere in the Paintings of Paul KleeSeptember 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....
Flaming June or Dorothy Dene? A Muse of Frederic LeightonSeptember 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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- Brief Story of Claude Monet’s Garden in Giverny
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