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Magda’s Art Blog
I studied painting and photography at Adelaide Central School of Art. I lived in Adelaide and Melbourne and exhibited in Sydney. Currently living in the mountains, in beautiful Brasov.
I had the extraordinary chance to be guided by great Australian artists Robert Hannaford and Christopher Orchard.

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Journal

Robert Hannaford

I met the great portraitist Robert Hannaford (Alfie) in 2005. He is a charismatic man, very charming and passionate. I was completely seduced from the first moment. One year later he was severely ill with cancer, but his passion for life must have saved him. I didn’t expect after all the ordeal he had just been through to come to the opening of my exhibition in North Adelaide. But he did, h…
Posted over 4 years – Leave a comment

Is it art?

I found an article about how to identify real art, they call it PPP art test. / _"PAST / 1. An artwork too involved in the past tends to be derivative and insipidly decorative. Whatever the genre, it is not art but just a pretty picture. / 2. An artwork ignorant of visual history tends to be naive in concept and/or realization. Amusing and childlike, this kind of art fails to make use of th…
Posted almost 5 years – 5 comments

Facing death

“What you are now, we once were; what we are now, you will be.” This phrase I read in the crypt of the Capuchin monks under Santa Maria della Concezione Church in Rome last month, seemed to predict everything it happened only a few days later after coming back from holiday. Suddenly hugging my daughter became a desperate act when thoughts like missing the most important events in her life, findin…
Posted about 6 years – 6 comments

Over 100 Australian artists on show in Adelaide

If you are in Adelaide and have time this weekend you may come and see this fantastic art show only minutes away from Adelaide CBD. / Over 100 Australian artists will participate, and I have three art works in it too. / Prince Alfred College, Kent Town, entrance via Parade West. / Open from 11 am to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 15-16 March 2008
Posted over 6 years – 3 comments