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“How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause…. It is such a splendid sunny day, and I have to go. But how many have to die on the battlefield in these days, how many young, promising lives. What does my death matter if by our acts thousands are warned and alerted. Among the student body there will certainly be a revolt.”

Sophie Scholl





Magdalena Scholl

Inge Scholl : Nazi Germany

Magdalena Müller was born in 1881. She became a nurse and served in a military hospital during the First World War.  She met Robert Scholl, who held pacifist views and despite the “patriotic frenzy and nationalist hysteria” of the First World War he refused combat duty and would serve only as a medical orderly.

The couple married and over the next few years Magdalena gave birth to six children. This included Inge Scholl (b. 1917), Hans Scholl (b. 1918), Elisabeth Scholl (b. 1920), Sophie Scholl (b. 1921), Werner (b. 1922) and Thilde (b. 1925).

They lived in the little town of Forchtenberg on the River Kocher. He was a man with strong opinions that he was not afraid to express. His wife, in contrast to her outgoing husband, was quiet and sensitive. “It was she who provided the calming influence in the Scholl household.”


Robert and Magdalena Scholl were both strong opponents of Adolf Hitler but could not prevent their children from joined the Hitler Youth and the German League of Girls. Elisabeth Scholl later pointed out why they rejected their father’s advice: “We just dismissed it: he’s too old for this stuff, he doesn’t understand. My father had a pacifist conviction and he championed that. That certainly played a role in our education. But we were all excited in the Hitler youth in Ulm, sometimes even with the Nazi leadership.”

Hans Scholl, was chosen to be the flag bearer when his unit attended the Nuremberg Rally in 1936. Inge Scholl later recalled: “His joy was great. But when he returned, we could not believe our eyes. He looked tired and showed signs of a great disappointment. We did not expect any explanation from him, but gradually we found out that the image and model of the Hitler Youth which had been impressed upon him there was totally different from his own ideal… Hans underwent a remarkable change… This had nothing to do with Father’s objections; he was able to close his ears to those. It was something else. The leaders had told him that his songs were not allowed… Why should he be forbidden to sing these songs that were so full of beauty? Merely because they had been created by other races?”

Elisabeth Scholl has argued that during this period all the Scholl children gradually became hostile to the government. They were undoubtedly influenced by the views of their parents but had been disappointed by the reality of living in Nazi Germany: “First, we saw that one could no longer read what one wanted to, or sing certain songs. Then came the racial legislation. Jewish classmates had to leave school.”

Arrest of the Scholl Family

Hans Scholl and some of his friends decided to form their own youth organization. Inge Scholl later recalled: “The club had its own most impressive style, which had grown up out of the membership itself. The boys recognized one another by their dress, their songs, even their way of talking… For these boys life was a great, splendid adventure, an expedition into an unknown, beckoning world. On weekends they went on hikes, and it was their way, even in bitter cold, to live in a tent… Seated around the campfire they would read aloud to each other or sing, accompanying themselves with guitar, banjo, and balalaika. They collected the folk songs of all peoples and wrote words and music for their own ritual chants and popular songs.”

Six months of National Labour Service was followed by conscription into the German Army. Hans always loved horses and he volunteered and was accepted for a cavalry unit in 1937. A few months later he was arrested in his barracks by the Gestapo. Apparently, it had been reported that while living in Ulm he had been taking part in activities that were not part of the Hitler Youth program. Sophie, Inge and Werner Scholl were also arrested.

As Sophie was only sixteen, she was released and allowed to go home the same day. One biographer has pointed out: “She seemed too young and girlish to be a menace to the state, but in releasing her the Gestapo was letting slip a potential enemy with whom it would later have to reckon in a far more serious situation. There is no way of establishing the precise moment when Sophie School decided to become an overt adversary of the National Socialist state. Her decision, when it came, doubtless resulted from the accretion of offences, small and large, against her conception of what was right, moral, and decent. But now something decisive had happened. The state had laid its hands on her and her family, and now there was no longer any possibility of reconciling herself to a system that had already begun to alienate her.”

The Gestapo searched the Scholl house and confiscated diaries, journals, poems, essays, folk song collections, and other evidence of being members of an illegal organisation. Inge and Werner were released after a week of confinement. Hans was detained three weeks longer while the Gestapo attempted to persuade him to give damaging information about his friends. Hans was eventually released after his commanding officer had ensured the police that he was a good and loyal soldier.

Inge Scholl later recalled: “We were living in a society where despotism, hate, and lies had become the normal state of affairs. Every day that you were not in jail was like a gift. No one was safe from arrest for the slightest unguarded remark, and some disappeared forever for no better reason… Hidden ears seemed to be listening to everything that was being spoken in Germany. The terror was at your elbow wherever you went.”

White Rose Group

Sophie and Hans Scholl both attended the University of Munich. They helped to form the White Rose discussion group. Members included Alexander Schmorell, Jürgen Wittenstein, Christoph Probst, Willi Graf, Traute Lafrenz, Hans Leipelt, Lilo Ramdohr and Gisela Schertling. Inge Scholl, who lived in Ulm, also attended meetings whenever she was in Munich. “There was no set criterion for entry into the group that crystallized around Hans and Sophie Scholl… It was not an organization with rules and a membership list. Yet the group had a distinct identity, a definite personality, and it adhered to standards no less rigid for being undefined and unspoken. These standards involved intelligence, character, and especially political attitude.”

The group of friends had discovered a professor at the university who shared their dislike of the Nazi regime. Kurt Huber was Sophie’s philosophy teacher. However, medical students also attended his lectures, which “were always packed, because he managed to introduce veiled criticism of the regime into them”.  The 49 year-old professor, also joined in private discussions with what became known as the White Rose group. Hans told Inge, “though his hair was turning grey, he was one of them”.

In June 1942 the White Rose group began producing leaflets. They were typed single-spaced on both sides of a sheet of paper, duplicated, folded into envelopes with neatly typed names and addresses, and mailed as printed matter to people all over Munich. At least a couple of hundred were handed into the Gestapo. It soon became clear that most of the leaflets were received by academics, civil servants, restaurateurs and publicans. A small number were scattered around the University of Munich campus. As a result the authorities immediately suspected that students had produced the leaflets.

On 18th February, 1943, Sophie and Hans Scholl went to the University of Munich with a suitcase packed with leaflets. According to Inge Scholl: “They arrived at the university, and since the lecture rooms were to open in a few minutes, they quickly decided to deposit the leaflets in the corridors. Then they disposed of the remainder by letting the sheets fall from the top level of the staircase down into the entrance hall. Relieved, they were about to go, but a pair of eyes had spotted them. It was as if these eyes (they belonged to the building superintendent) had been detached from the being of their owner and turned into automatic spyglasses of the dictatorship. The doors of the building were immediately locked, and the fate of brother and sister was sealed.”

Jakob Schmid, a member of the Nazi Party, saw them at the University of Munich, throwing leaflets from a window of the third floor into the courtyard below. He immediately told the Gestapo and they were both arrested. They were searched and the police found a handwritten draft of another leaflet. This they matched to a letter in Scholl’s flat that had been signed by Christoph Probst. Following interrogation, they were all charged with treason.

Susanne Hirzel Gestapo photographs of Sophie Scholl (18th February, 1943)

Sophie, Hans and Christoph were not allowed to select a defence lawyer. Inge Scholl claimed that the lawyer assigned by the authorities “was little more than a helpless puppet”. Sophie told him: “If my brother is sentenced to die, you musn’t let them give me a lighter sentence, for I am exactly as guilty as he.”

Sophie was interrogated all night long. She told her cell-mate, Else Gebel, that she denied her “complicity for a long time”. But when she was told that the Gestapo had found evidence in her brother’s room that proved she was guilty of drafting the leaflet. “Then the two of you knew that all was lost… We will take the blame for everything, so that no other person is put in danger.” Sophie made a confession about her own activities but refused to give information about the rest of the group.

Friends of Hans and Sophie had immediately telephoned Robert Scholl with news of the arrests. Robert and Magdalena went to Gestapo headquarters but they were told they were not allowed to visit them in prison over the weekend. They were not told that there trial was to begin on the Monday morning. However, Otl Aicher, Inge Scholl’s boyfriend, telephoned them with the news. (25) They were met by Jürgen Wittenstein at the railway station: “We have very little time. The People’s Court is in session, and the hearing is already under way. We must prepare ourselves for the worst.”

Sophie’s parents tried to attend the trial and Magdalene told a guard: “I’m the mother of two of the accused.” He responded: “You should have brought them up better.”  Robert Scholl was forced his way past the guards at the door and managed to get to his children’s defence attorney. “Go to the president of the court and tell him that the father is here and he wants to defend his children!” He spoke to Judge Roland Freisler who responded by ordering the Scholl family from the court. The guards dragged them out but at the door Robert was able to shout: “There is a higher justice! They will go down in history!” (28)

Later that day Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl and Christoph Probst were all found guilty. Judge Freisler told the court: “The accused have by means of leaflets in a time of war called for the sabotage of the war effort and armaments and for the overthrow of the National Socialist way of life of our people, have propagated defeatist ideas, and have most vulgarly defamed the Führer, thereby giving aid to the enemy of the Reich and weakening the armed security of the nation. On this account they are to be punished by death. Their honour and rights as citizens are forfeited for all time.”

Robert and Magdalena managed to see their children before they were executed. Inge Scholl later explained what happened: “First Hans was brought out. He wore a prison uniform, he walked upright and briskly, and he allowed nothing in the circumstances to becloud his spirit. His face was thin and drawn, as if after a difficult struggle, but now it beamed radiantly. He bent lovingly over the barrier and took his parents’ hands… Then Hans asked them to take his greetings to all his friends. When at the end he mentioned one further name, a tear ran down his face; he bent low so that no one would see. And then he went out, without the slightest show of fear, borne along by a profound inner strength.”

Magdalena said to her 22 year-old daughter: “I’ll never see you come through the door again.” Sophie replied, “Oh mother, after all, it’s only a few years’ more life I’ll miss.” Sophie told her parents she and Hans were pleased and proud that they had betrayed no one, that they had taken all the responsibility on themselves.

Else Gebel shared Sophie Scholl’s cell and recorded her last words before being taken away to be executed. “How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause…. It is such a splendid sunny day, and I have to go. But how many have to die on the battlefield in these days, how many young, promising lives. What does my death matter if by our acts thousands are warned and alerted. Among the student body there will certainly be a revolt.”

They were all beheaded by guillotine in Stadelheim Prison only a few hours after being found guilty. A prison guard later reported: “They bore themselves with marvelous bravery. The whole prison was impressed by them. That is why we risked bringing the three of them together once more-at the last moment before the execution. If our action had become known, the consequences for us would have been serious. We wanted to let them have a cigarette together before the end. It was just a few minutes that they had, but I believe that it meant a great deal to them.”

A few days after Sophie and Hans were executed, Robert and Magdalena Scholl and their children, Inge and Elisabeth were arrested.  They were put into solitary confinement and Inge came down with diphtheria. In August 1943, they were tried and although Robert received a two-year sentence, the women were found not guilty. (35) Elisabeth later recalled: “We were outcasts. Many of my father’s clients – he was a tax accountant – wanted to have nothing more to do with the family. It was always nothing personal – just because of the business. Passers-by took to the other side of the road.”

Werner Scholl went missing in 1944 while fighting in the Soviet Union. Although his body was never found it is assumed he was killed in action.

With the arrival of Allied troops Robert Scholl was released and appointed mayor of Ulm. He was also a member of parliament of Württemberg-Baden. In 1952 he co-founded the All-German People’s Party. It was a Christian, pacifist, left-wing party that opposed re-armament of Germany. His daughter, Inge Scholl, shared his political views and opened a progressive school founded on humanistic ideals.

Magdalena Scholl died in 1958. SPARTACUS-EDUCATIONAL




Nana Mouskouri – The White Rose of Athens (Albert Hall 1974)



The White Rose Movement

9 Mar 2015. 16 Aug 2016.

The White Rose movement opposed Hitler, Nazi rule and World War Two. The White Rose movement is probably the most famous of the civilian resistance movements that developed within Nazi Germany but some of its members paid a terrible price for their stand against the system.

The White Rose movement was made up of students who attended Munich University. Its most famous members were Hans and Sophie Scholl. Members of the White Rose movement clandestinely distributed anti-Nazi and anti-war leaflets and it was while they were in the process of doing this that they were caught.

Nazi Germany was a police state. Whether it was true or not, people believed that informants were everywhere. To keep secrecy, membership of the White Rose movement was extremely small. It produced anti-war leaflets that were also deemed to be anti-Nazi. What those in it did was extremely dangerous. If they were captured they would have been charged with treason with the inevitable consequences. That is why the group had to be kept very small – everyone knew each other and each was convinced of the loyalty of everyone in the group.

The White Rose movement was active between June 1942 and February 1943. In that time they made six anti-war/anti-Nazi leaflets, which were distributed in public. Member also engaged in a graffiti campaign within Munich.

One of the leaflets entitled “Passive Resistance to National Socialism” stated:

“Many, perhaps most, of the readers of these leaflets do not see clearly how they can practise an effective opposition. They do not see any avenues open to them. We want to try to show them that everyone is in a position to contribute to the overthrow of the system. It can be done only by the cooperation of many convinced, energetic people – people who are agreed as to the means they must use. We have no great number of choices as to the means. The only one available is passive resistance. The meaning and goal of passive resistance is to topple National Socialism, and in this struggle we must not recoil from any course, any action, whatever its nature. A victory of fascist Germany in this war would have immeasurable frightful consequences. We cannot provide each man with the blueprint for his acts, we can only suggest them in general terms. Sabotage in armaments plants and war industries, at all gatherings, rallies and organisations of the National Socialist Party…………….convince all your acquaintances of the hopelessness of this war………………and urge them to passive resistance.”

Another leaflet was called “To the fellow fighters in the resistance”, which was written in February 1943, after the German defeat at Stalingrad.

“The day of reckoning has come – the reckoning of German youth with the most abominable tyrant our people have ever been forced to endure. We grew up in a state in which all free expression of opinion is ruthlessly suppressed. The Hitler Youth, the SA, the SS have all tried to drug us, to regiment us in the most promising years of our lives. For us there is but one slogan: fight against the party. The name of Germany is dishonoured for all time if German youth does not finally rise, take revenge, smash its tormentors. Students! The German people look to us.”

It was while leaflets were being distributed at Munich University that Hans and Sophie Scholl were arrested by the Gestapo. They had already distributed many White Rose leaflets that they were carrying. However, Sophie and Hans realised that they had not distributed all of them. As so much trouble was taken to produce these leaflets, they decided that they would ensure that the rest were also distributed. They were seen throwing the leaflets around the university’s atrium by a caretaker called Jakob Schmid and he contacted the Gestapo. This occurred on February 18th1943. The Scholl’s were literally carrying all the evidence needed by the Gestapo.

Both Hans and Sophie admitted their full responsibility in an attempt to end any form of interrogation that might result in them revealing other members of the movement. However, the Gestapo refused to believe that only two people were involved and after further interrogation, they gained the names of all those involved who were subsequently arrested.

Sophie, Hans and Christoph Probst were the first to be brought before the People’s Court on February 22nd 1943. The People’s Court had been established on April 24th 1934 to try cases that were deemed to be political offences against the Nazi state. Invariably these trials were nothing more than show trials designed to humiliate those brought before it, presumably in the hope that such a public humiliation would put off anyone else whom might be thinking in the same way as the condemned. All three were found guilty and sentenced to death by beheading. The executions took place the same day.

More trials took place on April 19th and July 13th 1943 when other members of the White Rose movement were brought before the People’s Court. Not all of them were executed. The third trial (July 13th) was not presided over by the infamous Roland Freisler and the main witness – also on trial (Gisela Schertling) – withdrew her evidence that she had given during her interrogation. As a result, the judge acquitted all of those on trial that day with the exception of one, Josef Soehngen, who was given 6 months in prison.

Before World War Two in Europe ended, the final leaflet produced by the White Rose movement was smuggled out of Germany and handed to the advancing Allies. They printed millions of copies of it and dropped them all over the country.



 Merveilleuse statue (1311-1313) de Marie-Madeleine de l’église Notre-Dame, d’Écouis (Eure), vêtue simplement et chichement de sa seule chevelure

Merveilleuse statue (1311-1313) de Marie-Madeleine de l'église Notre-Dame, d'Écouis (Eure), vêtue simplement et chichement de sa seule chevelure: mary magdalene:



ANÚNA : The White Rose (Michael McGlynn)





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Model Magdalena Frackowiak Launches Jewelry Line-Wmag

MAGDALENA FRACKOWIAK | Videofashion’s 100 Top Models





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carlo crivelli maria magdalena: Colijn de Coter - The Mourning Mary Magdalene 1500-1504 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!:


Colijn de Coter – The Mourning Mary Magdalene 1500-1504



Oliver Dragojević (born 7 December 1947) is Croatian pianist and singer who is considered one of the most enduring musical stars and cultural icons in Croatia, with a discography that spans nearly four decades.[1] His style blends traditional Klapa melodies of Dalmatia, a coastal region in his native Croatia, with jazz motifs wrapped up in a modern production. He is one of the few Croatian musicians who has performed at Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Olympia (Paris) and Sydney Opera House. WIKIPEDIA

Oliver Dragojevic u pulskoj Areni Live – Magdalena




The Substance Art of Magdalena Dadela

Vincent Gault on August 16 2016

If you are a ZBrush artist, you should be familiar with Magdalena AKA Intervain’s work.

Every piece of her portfolio seems to tell you a story, from a World not that far away.

She recently decided to rely on Substance Painter for the texturing and rendering process: we were so delighted to learn this that we wanted to know a bit more about this talented artist.

Hey Magdalena, thanks for taking the time to this interview!

First things first: could you tell us a bit more about introduce yourself?

Hi and thank you for having me 🙂 My name is Magdalena Dadela and I’m a character artist currently living in Canada. I grew up in Poland and studied literature and linguistics there before moving on to Canada to join Vancouver Film School’s 1 year 3d Animation and Visual Effects program. There I discovered my love for 3d modeling and have been improving my skills ever since. I have been working in the industry for the past 10 years both in film and in games. I have been lucky to be able to start my career instantly as a character artist and work on some amazing projects over the years.

You have been gaining a great reputation over the years in the Zbrush Community, for the quality and subtlety of your work. Do you impose yourself any guidelines or rules when to keep this consistency? 

That’s nice to hear there is a consistency in my work. All I think about is trying to do the best I can. I’m not trying to be consistent between different pieces but I guess it’s like having a ‘style’. Just a certain something an artist has because the work reflects their interest,  is done by their hands and is seen through their eyes.

The themes you choose are both unpredictable and refreshing, with a lot of attention to the pose of your characters. In which words would you describe your own work?

The themes of my work reflect my interests. Art, fashion and literature are probably the biggest sources of inspiration.

I would call my work realistic with a touch of soul. I like to represent characters that are believable but not overly realistic. I don’t strive to make the skin shader exactly on point or the pores exactly life-like. In fact putting in a lot of details is definitely not me. I want to be able to breathe life into my characters with form alone and give them personality without loosing myself in wrinkles and unnecessary noise.

“The integration of Iray has been rather amazing. No need to leave the software at all. Just press a button and voila :)”

Textured and rendered in Substance Painter

You have recently integrated Substance Painter in your texturing and rendering pipeline with Iray (we are all super proud here :-)). Could you explain what motivated your decision ?

Well I’m a bit obsessed with textures and contrasts of materials in real life. I absolutely adore art which combines for example glass and concrete. I love when gold and black charcoal meet. Substance Painter allows me to play with similar effects in 3d without spending weeks on blending nodes and waiting for long renders to finish. I get immediate results and the integration of Iray has been rather amazing. No need to leave the software at all. Just press a button and voila 🙂 Obviously the best thing is the fact that I just paint stuff directly on the model. The technology is really inspiring.

What is your favourite SP feature so far?

So far it’s a small thing – folders within folders within folders 😀 I love to combine smart materials with multiple masks over and over again. It creates amazing textural effects. It is super fun too.

Oh and I really love the baking 😀 The curvature map in Substance Painter is great.

“I really love the baking 😀 The curvature map in Substance Painter is great.”

Courtesy of UBISOFT

Could you detail how you use SP2 in your workflow?

So far I’ve been mostly using Substance for doing quick idea development and texturing  zbrush sketches for effective presentation.

Beyond your personal work, do you use SP in a professional context for texturing ?

I do but it’s not yet my main texturing app since I really feel I need custom brushes and alphas for it to do what I want and I haven’t had time to concentrate on making them thus far on the project. I am definitely trying to incorporate it into my workflow more. I’ve used it mostly for non-organic texturing of stuff like leather and metal. I admit I haven’t really gotten used to texturing faces with it yet. I am working on it though 🙂

What do you do when you don’t texture ?


I sculpt 🙂 mostly digitally but also in clay. And I read a lot – fiction and non-fiction.


What is the next Substance Artist you would love us to interview?


I would love to hear more from Adam Skutt 🙂 ALLEGORITHMIC

Mary Magdalene Crying Statue – Saint Martin church, Arc-en-Barrois;

 Mary Magdalene Crying Statue - Saint Martin church, Arc-en-Barrois:   1524 Bernardino Licinio (1489-1565) Mary Magdalen:

1524 Bernardino Licinio (1489-1565) Mary Magdalen


 Sandra – Maria Magdalena Live Discoteka 80 Moscow 2013



Magdalena River, Spanish Río Magdalena, river, north-central Colombia. It rises at the bifurcation of the Andean Cordilleras Central and Oriental, and flows northward for 930 miles (1,497 km) to the Caribbean Sea. It receives the San Jorge, César, and Cauca rivers in the swampy floodplain of the northern lowlands. The river’s mouth must be dredged to give oceangoing vessels access to the port of Barranquilla, in Atlántico department. The Magdalena is navigable by shallow-draft steamboats between Neiva, in Huila department, and the sea, interrupted only by the rapids at Honda. The course of the river is relatively straight, and although the current is fast and the depth is subject to sharp variations, it is the principal artery of riverine commerce in Colombia. It also has the greatest concentration of freshwater fishing in the country.

The Magdalena has been a major commercial artery since the Spanish conquest. From colonial times to mid-19th century, goods were carried in keelboats. Steamboats, first introduced in 1822, were profitably operated only after 1850, when a tobacco boom provided sufficient bulk cargo. In the 20th century the steamboat has been increasingly subject to competition from air, highway, and railroad transport services. BRITANNICA

Jules Joseph Lefebvre: “The Sorrows of Mary Magdalene”, Date unknown, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Santiago, Chile.

Jules Joseph Lefebvre: "The Sorrows of Mary Magdalene", Date unknown, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Santiago, Chile.: Noli Me Tangere by James Tissot {c.1886-94} ~ Jesus & Mary Magdalene {Touch Me Not, as per John 20:17}:

 Noli Me Tangere by James Tissot {c.1886-94} ~ Jesus & Mary Magdalene {Touch Me Not, as per John 20:17}

Magdalena Wosinska


We’re following Magdalena Wosinska’s work since we’ve discovered her photography in 2011 and we’re fascinated with her energetic, spontaneous and inspiring imagery as well as with her strong and laid-back character.


Originally from Poland, she moved to the US with her parents in 1991. Today she’s living in LA, working in various locations around the world. She started out taking pictures of rock bands and skate events before she took nude portraits of he sister and experimented with self-potraiture.
Playing with the camera and her subject, Magdalena seems to know exactly when to release the shutter to get the perfect image, while her pictures can be seen as a contemporary document of our modern generation. She’s mainly shooting her and her friends having fun, traveling around, making music and just being young and keen on discovering the world and themselves.


In the following exclusive 24 Hours Feature, you get to spend one day with Magdalena Wosinska and her friends on a trip to upstate NY, discovering her world through the lens of her camera. You can also follow her on her Instagram and Facebook. IGNANT




Mozart: Sonata in c minor, K. 457; Magdalena Baczewska, piano




Polish pianist and harpsichordist MAGDALENA BACZEWSKA [ba-CHEV-ska] has enjoyed a multifaceted career as concertizer, educator, recording artist, producer, and administrator. Director of the Music Performance Program and Lecturer in Music at Columbia University in the City of New York, Baczewska has been acclaimed as a “world-class” musician (The American Record Guide), lauded as “eloquent & technically flawless” (The Washington Post) and “highly sophisticated and truly admirable” (The Weekend, New York) in her “taste and admirable sensitivity” (Palm Beach Arts Paper). MAGDALENANIC


Magdalene at His feet….

Magdalene at His feet....: Michele Tosini, Mary Magdalene, oil on panel, 87 x 65,7 cm, 1560s, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston (Texas) , inv./ 61.67:

Michele Tosini, Mary Magdalene, oil on panel, 87 x 65,7 cm, 1560s, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston (Texas)


Magdalena Tyboni

Magdalena Tyboni is a creator with a great passion for art and illustrations. She lives and works in Skellefteå. Magdalenas art expresses itself in a monocromic style.

Magdalena Tyboni is an artist/illustrator based in Skellefteå, Sweden. She always had a great passion for art and design, and drawing is a natural part of her daily life. Her talents are mostly selftaught, growing from a great interest and passion for creative art forms. She started her own company and brand in 2014, to explore her creativity.

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Her inspiration comes from the surroundings and what she feel at the moment.
Black and white is close at hand to give a more dynamic expression of her illustrations and artworks.




Magdalena by Kromespawn

 Magdalena by Kromespawn





The Most Amazing Fine Art Portrait Photography By Magdalena Russocka

Magdalena Russocka is from Ireland, extremely outstanding portfolio we have come across in our recent times. Splendid models making great justice to the light, these pictures are totally inspirational with due respect to every aspect of fine art photography. Taking a look at these photographs takes you back to the film age as the photographer has taken immense effort to get them as raw as possible. Interesting monochrome photographs adds great mood and atmosphere to the characters and emotions in each frame here. The drama is unbelievable which keeps enacting a play which just happened moments before. A great portfolio.

I also really love the selection of photos she published in Flickr and 500px. Do follow her for future inspiration.




A Perfect Circle is an American rock supergroup formed in 1999 by guitarist Billy Howerdel and Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan. A Perfect Circle has released three albums: their debut Mer de Noms in 2000, a follow up, Thirteenth Step in 2003, and an album of cover songs titled Emotive in 2004. Shortly after Emotives release, the band went into hiatus while Keenan returned to Tool and starting up solo work in the form of the band Puscifer, and Howerdel releasing a solo album, Keep Telling Myself It’s Alright, under the moniker Ashes Divide. Band activity was sporadic in the coming years; the band reformed in 2010, and played live shows on and off between 2010 and 2013, but fell into inactivity after the release of their greatest hits album, Three Sixty, and a live album box set, A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone and Echo in late 2013. However, in 2017, the band returned to touring and announced plans to record and release a fourth studio album under a new record label, BMG Rights Management, between late 2017 and early 2018.

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Prone to downtime due to Keenan’s other musical commitments, the band has featured a variety of musicians in the rest of the band’s role throughout its alternating periods of activity and inactivity. The original incarnation of the band included Paz Lenchantin on bass, Troy Van Leeuwen on guitar, and Josh Freese on drums, though Primus drummer Tim Alexander had briefly stood in as a drummer prior to Freese in the band’s initial live shows prior to releasing any material. Band collaborator and producer Danny Lohner and Marilyn Manson bassist Jeordie White were also members for a short period in the early 2000s. The band’s current lineup features former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, bassist Matt McJunkins, and drummer Jeff Friedl, the latter two also being contributors to the related Puscifer and Ashes Divide projects. Despite the varied cast and numerous lineup changes, the stylistic content of the songs has remained consistent with Howerdel as music composer, and Keenan penning the lyrics and vocal melodies. The band’s studio albums have been generally well received critically and commercially, with their three studio albums selling 4 million copies collectively as of 2005. WIKIPEDIA

 A Perfect Circle – Magdalena (live)



 Fra Angelico, Triptych of Cortona (Cortona, 1430-36, det. of Mary Magdalene with Vase)

BEATO ANGELICO - Trittico di Cortona, dettaglio Maria Maddalena - 1436-1437 - tempera su tavola - Museo diocesano, Cortona:  George Frederick Watts - St Mary Magdalene at the foot of the cross (1866 - 1884):

George Frederick Watts – St Mary Magdalene at the foot of the cross (1866 – 1884)


by Stephen Thorne

Who she was and why she was:  For the fourth year in a row, the artfully inclined International House hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana presents MAGDALENA, an exhibition of provocative, evocative photographs that celebrates female mysticism and explores, with great reverence, the life and legacy of Mary Magdalene. This Holiday season features the powerful images of Canadian-born, award-winning photographer, journalist, editor and lecturer Stephen Thorne.  Thorne’s passionate vocation has taken him from war-torn Afghanistan to capturing iconic moments with celebrities, sports figures, and royals, and his images and text have been featured in Time, International Journal, and newspapers worldwide.

For Christmas, it being the last of seven local rituals observed annually at International House, the hotel explores the immortal mystique of an essential character in Christianity and Judaism, Mary Magdalene, a woman whose magnetism endures over millennia. Through the medium of photography, MAGDALENA finds contemporary expression through Thorne’s vivid lens. MAGDALENA 2016 presents sixteen captivating portraits of women from around the world, an ensemble on view together for the first time.

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Several of Thorne’s photographs have been acquired by the hotel and will join works from previous MAGDALENA exhibitions, gracing the walls of the hotel’s MAGDALENA Gallery, a permanent collection and 2nd floor public space –  “a tribute to extraordinary women and the divine feminine.”  As New Orleans’ premier boutique hotel, International House honors creativity and dedicates considerable resources to not only collecting and exhibiting art but serving as prism and hub for discourse on topics that matter.

Several of Thorne’s photographs have been acquired by the hotel and will join works from previous MAGDALENA exhibitions, gracing the walls of the hotel’s MAGDALENA Gallery, a permanent collection and 2nd floor public space –  “a tribute to extraordinary women and the divine feminine.”  As New Orleans’ premier boutique hotel, International House honors creativity and dedicates considerable resources to not only collecting and exhibiting art but serving as prism and hub for discourse on topics that matter.

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In the world of contemporary pop spirituality, Mary Magdalene is viewed as everything from the archetypal goddess of wisdom to the bad girl of the bible.  With this annual exhibition, we wish to restore her image as the divine feminine and her role as apostle and muse.

We know her as Mapia. Maria. Miriam. Mandala. Migdal. Magdala. Magdalena, Mary of Magdala and Mary Magdalene.

But, people are asking:  Who was she?  Why was she?

No one in the Christian pantheon except Jesus, Mary his mother or perhaps “John the Baptist” has inspired artists more than Mary Magdalene.  Her themes remain remarkably vivid today in a global conversation about women, female power, participation and sexuality.  She is currently at the epicenter of a cultural movement, and as always, art finds itself at the leading edge, the prism through which one sees what popular culture believes about a person at particular moments in time.





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