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SLOVAK CREATIVITY, FROM MAXIMILIANUS VALERIUS TO VELVET REVOLUTION – From Kosice to Uhrovec, to know four cities and five ways of making art.

Traveling into a Center-Europa small area, with many historical sites, during several millennia. Bez opatrnosti, aj šikovnosť je márna   (Without caution, even cleverness is futile). It is a Slovak say way. Many castles and parks with beautiful lakes and mountains, but also wonderful timeless villages. Its capital is the ideal destination for a long weekend. For a trip to Slovakia …

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TO GET OUT THE SENSATION FROM THE IMAGE – Milota Havránková: When photography is like a second language.

The opportunity to capture a moment. She is a Slovak photographer, born in Košice on an August day in 1945. In adolescence, she studied at an art school specializing in photography, but to focus on its use she went to Bratislava, graduating. When people are in nature, they like everything. That’s why MILOTA HAVRANKOVA https://sk-sk.facebook.com/MilotaHavrankova has a wooden house in …

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VEGETARIAN, FASHION’S STYLIST AND PASSIONATE OF YOGA – Zuzana Kanisová: A stylist Internet maniac.

Helps you dress! (Whether you have 50 or 75 pounds). For her, the clothes that people wear must always match their personality and character. What is her working day like? It depends on what she are working on, whether it is a TV project or choosing clothes for a client. Her clothes always combine India’s sumptuous fabrics toghether https://www.instagram.com/zuzanakanisova/, inside …

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HOPE DIES LAST – The Autobiography of Alexander Dubcek

A velvet revolution, in a distant spring. Born into November day, 1921, in Uhrovec, he become first secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Alexander Dubček introduced liberal reforms led to the Soviet invasion. He received his early education in Soviet Central Asia, where his father had settled. During World War II, he took part in the underground …

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PAINTING ETERNAL DILEMMA OF HUMAN NATURE – Albín Brunovský, forgotten illustrator.

Joy of living, aesthetic experiences and mental refreshment. His native Záhorie (Western Slovakia, between the Little Carpathians to the east and the Morava river to the west), constitutes a powerful basis for his conditional graphic inspiration. His illustrations were also for children’s books. He was born in Záhorie, on Christmas Day 1935. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts …

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THE GEM OF THE WORLD, SO FAR AWAY FROM THE HUMAN MADNESS – New Zealand, a beautiful country to drive through, for the creative scenery and the vast scale of the places.

From English Christchurch, to the Maori of Te Awamutu, touching Wellington and Stratford. Travelling to New Zealand www.newzealand.com means a holiday of limitless options. Prepare for your travel and enjoy one of the best countries on earth. Whatever your inspiration, here you can find an endless array of stunning places to visit, but allowing yourself to be accompanied by creative …

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BOHEMIAN LIFE OF A PHOTOGRAPHER – Ans Westra: When you lay in a sleeping bag somewhere, off the beaten track.

Capturing a world, through a camera. Born into an April day, 1936, in Leiden (Netherlands), in 1953 she moved to Rotterdam, graduating in 1957 with a Diploma in Arts and Craft teaching. In the same year, ANS WESTRA left the Netherlands for New Zealand, where had become a self-taught photographer, with an interest in Māori. During the 1960s, after finding …

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LIFE OF AN ARTIST, TEXTILE PIONEER – Avis Higgs: A rock star of the textile world and designs, that stood the test of time.

Work and style by a creative artist of her time. Born in Wellington (New Zealand) into a September day, 1918, into a family of artists, she one of Australasia’s most innovative textile designers of the 1940s. Her great grandfather and her grandfather were regarded Tasmanian landscape painters.  It was unusual to represent native flora on dress fabrics, but AVIS HIGGS …

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LIFE AND MUSIC, BETWEEN UPS AND DOWNS – Tim Finn: Weave me a rope that will pull me through these impossible times.

When music feature on albums, in motion pictures, opera and theatrical performances. Born in Te Awamutu (Waikato region, North of New Zealand), in a June day, 1952, he started his passion for music at a young age. Musically influenced he acted like the Beatles, but also absorbing the communal singalongs of the native Maori people. TIM FINN http://timfinn.com/ formed his …

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DARK CANVAS AND ANTHROPOMORPHIC BIRD FORMS – Bill Hammond: Tackling social and environmental issues, conveying messages about humanity endangered species.

Covering a range of popular culture, Renaissance art and Egyptian art. He has a strong interest in music, which you can perceive in much of his early work. Born 1947 in Christchurch, he is a New Zealand artist. His mid-1980s’ works often contained scenarios of crime and threat, featuring characters now reminiscent of 1990s’ comic strips. He attended Fine Arts …

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CREATIVE PEOPLE, TWO CITIES AND A CONTINENT – Travel to Australia to awaken creativity.

From Adelaide to Mornington, knowing five ways to perceive Australia. Starting your Australian journey, write this Auguste Rodin’s phrase into first page of your travel diary: “What is commonly called ugliness, in nature can in art become full of beauty.” Here http://www.tourism.australia.com/en are some of the reasons why everyone should visit Australia. 4000 km from Melbourne to Cairns, over 10,685 …

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STARK LIGHT, BLURRY IMAGERY AND VISUAL MUSICALITY – Bill Henson: Starting with edgy and powerful photographic approach.

Loneling figures, tormented by longing and sadness. Australia’s largest photographic digital camera specialist? In Melbourne you can try michaels https://michaels.com.au/, the must visit destination for everyone interested in photography and digital devices. Since 1916, the Michael family has traded from the corner of Elizabeth and Lonsdale Streets. Of course, you also remember better the image of a bear and that …

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WHEN DRESSES RESULT LIKE AN INTRICATELY TIED UP CLOUD – Toni Matičevski: Fashion as art to wear, as a companion to a life filled with beauty.

Each season elaborate gowns, in different styles and materials. Melbourne Fashion Week https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/arts-and-culture/events-partnerships/melbourne-fashion-week/Pages/melbourne-fashion-week.aspx returns every year, and its events celebrating the best in Australian fashion for creatives, designers, artists, entrepreneurs and thinkers from all areas of the fashion industry. Souvenir clothes? Boutique Melbourne labels on Gertrude Street, luxury labels on Collins Street and street brands on Chapel Street. Buy online …

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