Stories By Magda Michalska
Ten Most Expensive Paintings EverJuly 25, 2020
9. $170.4 M First time at auction and already kicked the ceiling achieving the second-highest auction price for a painting at the time: $170.4 million. This beautiful nude was bought in 2015 from Laura Mattioli Rossi...
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Time For Golf! Golf PaintingsJuly 23, 2020
I used to live in St. Andrews, a small town in Scotland which is a legendary cradle of golf in the UK. Once, when I was strolling on a golf course, I wondered whether there were...
Klimt’s Unknown Portraits You Would Never Guess Were HisJuly 15, 2020
Some of Klimt’s portraits have already gained the status of ‘iconic’, for example his portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer soaked in gold. Yet, before Klimt became the head of the Secession movement in Vienna in 1897, he...
Bastille Day in PaintingsJuly 14, 2020
Fête nationale or 14 Juillet are the official names of Bastille Day in France. This national French holiday commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution of 1789. Let’s see how French artists have celebrated it in...
Painting of the Week: Roy Lichtenstein, Artist’s Studio – The DanceJuly 12, 2020
Roy Lichtenstein was a famous American Pop artist, most well known for his original technique of mixed media on canvas, which was meant to remind the viewer of comic strips and movies of the 1950s. His...
Meet Asparagus, the King of Vegetables! Not Just for VegetariansJune 11, 2020
The season for asparagus is very short as it starts around the 23rd of April (St George’s Day) and lasts only until June. Its special qualities and delicate flavor have rendered it a hero of vegetables,...
Goodbye to ChristoJune 6, 2020
Christo, I hope you will be wrapping up heavens. Below we’re sharing a survey of Christo’s works to remember how many groundbreaking pieces he made. It’s our goodbye to Christo. Debut Born Christo Vladimirov Javacheff to...
Black Artists MatterJune 2, 2020
In the past days I have been repeatedly asking myself what I, a white art historian (gosh, how privileged that already sounds), can do to help raise awareness about the continuing racism and discrimination not only...
Famous Painters and Their ChildrenJune 1, 2020
On June 1st, 1925, the World Conference for the well-being of Children held in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International Children’s Day. Later, in 1954 the UN established a Universal Children’s Day on the...
Violeta Parra, First Latin American in the LouvreMay 7, 2020
In April 1964 the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris hosted an extraordinary exhibition which went down in history as the first solo show of a Latin-American artist that the Louvre had ever witnessed. The artist...
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