Stories By Magda Michalska
First of May Celebrations in PaintingMay 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...
William Strang: Portraitist, Printmaker, ScotsmanApril 27, 2019
I used to live in Scotland and when I stumble upon a Scottish artist I’d had no idea about before, I really want to share their art with you. William Strang was a comprehensive artist with...
Egg Art 2019 Easter EditionApril 20, 2019
Two years ago I wrote an Easter article about eggs and what to do with all the remaining ones after the holidays. This year I decided to take up this topic again, since eggs are more...
Alec Soth’s American Landscapes, Global InteriorsApril 13, 2019
Alec Soth is a contemporary American photographer who so far has specialized in capturing his native US. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he travelled across all states to meet and photograph Americans and their surroundings. In his...
Kandinsky’s Inspiration? Nature, Spirituality and Other ArtistsApril 11, 2019
Wassily Kandinsky: a lawyer turned painter, a painter turned lecturer, a green-fingered man for whom a house with garden was a curse (because instead of working he would spend hours digging and sowing). Rightly considered one...
Life-Size Dolls, Ropes and Erotic Photography: Scandalous World of Hans BellmerApril 8, 2019
“I am human, and I think nothing human is alien to me”, said Terence, Roman playwright sometime in the 2nd century BC. I think that art and what inspired what you will see below, is exactly...
Kiki Smith’s Bodies as Instruments of Perception and TravelApril 6, 2019
It seems Kiki Smith didn’t have much choice when deciding on who to become in the future because art just flows in her veins: her father Tony Smith was a sculptor, her mother, Jane Lawrence Smith,...
Bodies And Erotic Art
Sylvia Sleigh. A Slay Girl Who Rocked Male PortraitureApril 2, 2019
I called Sylvia Sleigh a slay girl because she was beautiful inside out. Brave and independent, she pursued her own figurative style which by many was regarded as outmoded in the years of Pop Art dominance....
Huguette Caland’s Linear EroticismMarch 26, 2019
Some see her art as sexualized. I’d rather see Huguette Caland’s linear eroticism, which shifts between abstraction and figuration, as an exploration of intimacy of human bodies and relationships. She might be one of the most brilliant...
More than a Stone. Representation of the Kaaba by Hamra AbbasMarch 14, 2019
The 17th century world map from an Ottoman book on the discovery of the Americas “Tarih-i Hind-i Garbi” (“History of the West Indies”) points Mecca and the Kaaba as the centre of the world. Indeed, the...
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