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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

  • 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...

  • dailyart

    A Complex Polyptych About Pain and Passion

    By January 22, 2019

    Today’s work by Matthias Grünewald is a polyptych about pain and passion put on view. It’s a complex painting consisting of several parts and sections, depending on which wing is currently opened, it narrates a totally...

  • 20th century

    Memphis Is Not in Fact a City but a Design Group

    By January 18, 2019

    Heard of Memphis? And I do not mean here the city in Tennessee or the ancient capital in Egypt, but an international group of designers and architects who one day met in Milan, Italy, to develop...

  • 20th century

    Rape? What Rape? Artworks Everyone Should See

    By January 7, 2019

    In October 2017, #MeToo movement was founded, with the hashtag spreading virally and women all over the world sharing their stories of experience of sexual harassment. Various artists, mostly women, have treated this subject in art and...

  • Animals

    2019: Year of the Pig and Pigs in Painting

    By January 4, 2019

    According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is the year closing the twelve-year lunar calendar cycle. It’s named after the Pig because according to the mythology, it was the last guest to arrive when the Jade Emperor (i.e. first...

  • Special Occasion And News

    New Year’s Resolutions For 2019?

    By January 1, 2019

    The nearer 2019 is, the more I think about new things I would like to do in the incoming year. And I’m not even talking about resolutions or bucket lists, but rather dreams of experiences or...

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