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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

  • 19th Century

    All About Oscar for the Day After the Oscars

    By February 25, 2019

    I’m writing this post before the night of the Oscars but I’m not going to tell you my bets, guesses and hopes for the winners. I thought that I would focus on the name Oscar instead...

  • 20th century

    Celia Paul and Her Art in the Shadow of Lucian Freud

    By February 23, 2019

    I arrived to Celia Paul via Lucian Freud’s portraits. In one of them her face is difficult to define: is it an expression of pain and distress, or is it more serenity of a sleeping person?...

  • Food

    This Post Is Only About Cheese. In Painting

    By February 20, 2019

    I feel ashamed. As an official cheese-lover who could eat it every day for every meal, I still haven’t dedicated a single line to cheese in painting! I must repent and compensate all cheese lovers for...

  • dailyart

    Searching for Love in Art

    By February 14, 2019

    LOVE ALERT! The following array of paintings is a heart-warming collection of artworks worth sharing with your beloved. They are so much more romantic than chocolate hearts and cute fluffy animals! Have a magic Valentine’s! Schiele...

  • goncharova and larionov's romance goncharova and larionov's romance

    20th century

    An Avant-garde Love Story: Goncharova and Larionov’s Romance

    By February 11, 2019

    Valentine’s Day is coming up so it’s high time to get into the romantic mood. Since it’s already been our little tradition to feature a love story, this year can be no different and today I’ll...

  • 21st century

    Is AI Painting the Future of Art?

    By February 6, 2019

    Times change and technology becomes engrained deeper and deeper in all areas of our lives. Art is not spared either, last October we heard a controversial piece of news: for the first time in history, Christie’s...

  • 20th century

    Aristarkh Lentulov’s Cubist Russia

    By February 2, 2019

    Recently I showed you views of typical wintery Russia by Korovin, which you can see here. Today we’ll see instead something out-of-ordinary. Although it’s always the same country, this time it’s seen in an avant-garde lens....

  • Man Ray, Noire et blanche (Black and white), 1926, Black and white photographic print. © Man Ray Trust / ADAGP - PICTORIGHT / Telimage - 2013 Man Ray, Noire et blanche (Black and white), 1926, Black and white photographic print. © Man Ray Trust / ADAGP - PICTORIGHT / Telimage - 2013


    Carnivalesque Man Ray and His Masks

    By January 29, 2019

    Since the carnival is officially on, I thought of writing an article about masks. The first artist that comes to mind if one says ‘masks’ is James Ensor, so if you feel like reading about eerie...

  • 20th century

    Bauhaus Turns 100! Yahoo! This is your celebration!

    By January 25, 2019

    As one of my fav bands Kool&The Gang sings in their hit Celebration, I want to “celebrate good times” of Bauhaus in “a celebration to last throughout the years/ So bring your good times, and your...

  • Surrealism

    Leonor Fini: I’m Not A Muse, I’m An Artist

    By January 24, 2019

    Leonor Fini didn’t agree with Andre Breton about the role of women in art: the father of Surrealism saw women solely as muses inspiring male genius, whereas Leonor reckoned, and proved with her art, that women...

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