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Imagined Paradise Lost: Raqib Shaw’s Reinterpretations of Old Masters

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...

Magda Michalska 22 September 2018

The Colorful Vision Of Bodys Isek Kingelez

The color was overwhelming. I was on the third floor of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, visiting an exhibit called ‘Bodys Isek Kingelez:...

Howard Schwartz 5 September 2018

Arman And Six Works You Need to Know

In a world where everything seems even more disposable as the days go by, it is interesting to look to what was consumed and thrown away in the 20th...

Helena Pereira 30 August 2018

Paintings, Celebrities, And Pancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes

Happy Pancake Day, that is Shrove Tuesday, the last day of carnival season. For Christians, Lent starts tomorrow and this is the last chance to eat ...

Magda Michalska 13 February 2018

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Grow Your Artsy Mustache For Movember!

Movember November is a month of raising awareness about men’s health, in particular about prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s...

Magda Michalska 6 November 2017

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Most Famous Babel Towers In Art

The Tower of Babel is a Near Eastern myth that is recorded in the Genesis in Old Testament and it is meant to explain the origin of different...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 February 2017

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Need A Hug? Paintings Which Embrace

Are you having a pretty bad week? Recently I have been really stressed and desperately needed a hug. If you need one too, I’m sending you some...

Magda Michalska 2 February 2017

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Boxing Day paintings!

Boxing Day, Boxing Day! I hope you have found/ are going to find many lovely gifts today! Imagine though, finding a real painting under the Christmas...

Magda Michalska 26 December 2016

The Young Pope – All 10 Paintings From The Opening Explained

The Young Pope is a new drama television series created and directed by one of my favorite directors – Paolo Sorrentino (known for Great...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 December 2016

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Feeling Under The Weather? This Post Full Of Art Is The Best Medicine

November is a month of runny noses, sniffing and coughing (at least in cold parts of Europe…). If you’re lying in bed with a fever, we...

Magda Michalska 15 November 2016

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All Saints Day With A Twist

First of November for many of the people looks like this: Typical 1st of November William-Adolphe Bouguereau, All Saints Day, 1859 Ok, maybe not...

Magda Michalska 1 November 2016

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September To Remember – 9/11 Tribute

It’s been 15 years already. Banksy, New York, 2013   They jumped from the burning floors— one, two, a few more, higher, lower. The...

Magda Michalska 11 September 2016