Stories By Magda Michalska
Time For Tea in PaintingsOctober 12, 2018
One of the highlights of autumn is that drinking hot drinks is no longer looked down on and ordering a big cup of steaming hot cocoa instead of an ice cold frappe is totally legit. While...
Two Billion Dollars and the Stunning Art Collection of Heidi HortenOctober 5, 2018
She met her husband in a hotel bar. She was 19, he was 32 years her senior and a founder of the fourth-largest German department store business, Horten AG. They got married, moved to Switzerland and lived...
Autumn Moon In Japanese Woodblock PrintsSeptember 28, 2018
Anyone living in the Northern Hemisphere looked up in the sky in the past couple of days? I did, mostly to admire the full moon which brought to Venice the first cold winds, an obvious sign...
Imagined Paradise Lost: Raqib Shaw’s Reinterpretations of Old MastersSeptember 22, 2018
Raqib Shaw was born in Calcutta in 1974 to a family of luxury goods merchants who sold rugs, shawls, jewels and antiques, hence already from a young age, Shaw was immersed in the world of jewellery,...
Just Married: Wedding Paintings Which Will Secure You A Happy Future TogetherSeptember 11, 2018
Is it only me, or do you also find yourself seeing all those happy photos of your friends/acquaintances getting married while scrolling down your Facebook feed? Feels like I’m becoming a second Bridget Jones, “all by...
Museums And Exhibitions
Emotions Of Rogier Van Der Weyden RestoredSeptember 6, 2018
Rogier van der Weyden has a very special place in my heart because the first art historical essay that I had ever written at university was on him and his stunning piece from 1435, The Descent...
Gilbert & George, Art And Love At First SightAugust 29, 2018
One day two young students, Gilbert Prousch and George Passmore, met at Central Saint Martins College of Art in London in 1967. It was love at first sight and they never separated again, whether in art...
You Give Me Fever: Egon Schiele’s Orange ObsessionAugust 25, 2018
I’m sure that our dedicated readers and Instagram followers have already realized that recently we feature Egon Schiele and the Viennese Leopold Museum quite a lot. Today is going to be no different, since I did...
Michelangelo, A New Pop IconAugust 17, 2018
We’ve seen photographs of presidents, spiritual leaders, actors, celebrities, or models all turned into Pop Art pieces, so in other words into works of art (although some question their artistic value) by Andy Warhol. As much...
A Story About How Louise Nevelson Constructed Her Sculptures And Her PastAugust 3, 2018
Nevelson (1899 – 1988) is recognized as one of America’s most innovative sculptors. Her most famous outsized sculptures were made of cast-off wood parts (basically street throwaways) which were transformed into completely different objects by monochromatic...
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