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Magda Lauer

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Magda was born in London but has spent most of her life in Africa. She developed a love for art and architecture at a young age as her father was a Polish artist living in London. A world of colour, imagination and wonderful people is how she describes her life, believing that creativity is magic, and therefore she has spent her life acquiring skills, from body painting to floristry, owning an art gallery to studying horticulture.
She has traveled in Southern Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Eastern Europe and Canada. However, when she visited Italy it captured her heart in special way. Magda has seven children who live in three different countries which means she has to continue to travel as she now lives in England. In order to share her enthusiasm, her love of nature, people and places, culture and good food Magda writes articles and Poetry.

Articles by Magda Lauer

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 04:58
The man who captured an Era Without Giorgio Vasari’s life work we would not have the insight into the art scene of the Renaissance that we have today.…
Tue, 08/28/2018 - 04:45
This year on the 10th November this brilliant composer and musician, often referred to as’ Parrot Estrada’, will turn ninety! The huge body of work, s…
Thu, 11/02/2017 - 08:06
Raphael's place in the world Imagine today a young boy who loses both his parents before the age of twelve being able to achieve the huge volume of wo…
Mon, 09/05/2016 - 02:20
Early days and style Botticelli was born Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi in Florence in 1445 and his work has held fascination for more histor…
Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:49
‘Big George’ confuses historians Giorgione Barbarelli da Castelfranco was the name he was known by, although his real surname was Gasparini, and he s…
Mon, 11/09/2015 - 17:21
Defying the bailiffs at birth Amadeo Modigliani is remembered as much for his ‘story’ and his behaviour as his paintings. He was born on 12th July in…
Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:16
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti on the International Space Station 3 February 2015 during her Futura mission - Copyright ESA/NASA - www.esa.int S…
Mon, 07/06/2015 - 08:09
The Colosseum, as most of us know, is that massive and impressive piece of ancient architecture in Rome. It is fitting then, that Franco Zeffirelli wa…
Mon, 04/27/2015 - 06:25
Tuscany with its western Tyrrhenian coast, hillside vineyards and abundant sunshine produces fine wines and to know some of the history of its winemak…
Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:35
As we get ready to mark Marco Polo's death anniversary on January 8, we look at the life and adventures of one of the greatest explorers of all times.…
Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:30
"Mamma mia, che acuti!" These were the words of the doctor when Luciano Pavarotti was born, screaming in his mother’s arms, on October 12, 1935 in Mod…
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 03:30
‘There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you lea…
Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:55
Winding roads and a new landscape at every turn, a sense of wonder and anticipation heightens the senses as one reaches the ‘flying city’: Volterra. T…
Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:31
The Giordano Ferrari Museum in Parma, also known as the Puppet Castle (Il Castello dei Burattini), contains one of the most important Italian collecti…
Mon, 05/12/2014 - 06:13
Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) was an Italian artist and architect. A leading sculptor of the age and a fitting successor to Michelangelo, with fine…
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 21:30
Galileo (1564-1642) was an eminent physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher at the time of the Scientific Revolution who was accused of he…
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 03:50
“Unique.” “Divine.” “Terrible.” These words have all been used to describe Michelangelo Buonarroti. The word “phenomenal” would complete the descripti…
Wed, 01/22/2014 - 02:00
Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737) was a luthier and crafter of string instruments, violins, cellos, guitars, violas and harps - one of the greatest artis…
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 08:30
Federico Fellini, often referred to by his colleagues as “Rimini Fellini”, the filmmaker and scriptwriter who won five Academy Awards , is considered…
Tue, 10/15/2013 - 07:30
The signing of The Lateran Treaty established Vatican City as an independent state in 1929. With little more than 400 citizens including Swiss guards,…