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A THRESHOLD BETWEEN THE LIFE ON EARTH AND HEAVEN – Czech author’s travel.

A journey not about the places only, but also about their cultural entertainments. “Hladit hada bosou nohou“, caressing snake barefoot. Do not worry; you will not have to experience this during your trip to the Czech Republic. This is their special way of saying, equivalent to your “walking in the lion’s den“. In the castle of Valtice https://www.czechtourism.com/home/, the wine …

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A VITAL PHOTOGRAPHIC TALENT – Markéta Luskačová: When photographs demonstrate veracity, without veering into sentimentality.

Bohemia, Prague and Šumiac have never ceased to her home. In 1968, she graduated with a thesis on religion in Slovakia, where she had know old Christian rites, deciding to document with a camera the surviving traditions. In her Pilgrimages cycle, she focused on the Slovak village of Šumiac. Considered one of the best Czech social photographers, since the 1990s …

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WHEN DRESSES ARE PECCAMINUSLY EXPENSIVE – Blanka Matragi, a fabulous life.

A real glory or just fantastic? Her story is like a story of the thousand and one nights. She is a Czech designer born in Světlá nad Sázavou (city in the Havlíčkův Brod district), in February 1953. In her hometown, Blanka Matragi https://blankamatragi.eu/ specialized as a glass grinder, completing her studies at an applied arts school for glass production. He …

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EROTISM, SENSUALITY AND SOLITUDE – Kateřina Rudčenková: Speeches and conversations with the world.

The impossibility of mutual understanding. Kateřina Rudčenková http://rudcenkova.freehostia.com/ was born in Prague in April 1976, becoming a recognized and respected poet and writer. She graduated in writing and screenwriting, and in life sciences. He received second prize in a theatrical competition in 2006 for his theatrical comedy Niekur. In 2014, one of his poetry collections received Magnesia Liter for Poetry. …

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WHEN CREATIVITY GOES BEYOND JAZZ AND CLASSICAL MUSIC – Beata Hlavenková: Hard work and ambition.

Collaborate with musicians and jazz bands The importance of his work is to organize from small groups to large groups of orchestras. He is one of the most sought-after pianists on the Czech jazz scene. She graduated from the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava and currently teaches at New York University in Prague. Born in Vendryně on a February day, 1978, …

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INSPIRATION, WORK AND ARTISTIC FATE – Emil Filla, early Cubist painter between two wars.

Using multiple perspectives and stylizations of form. His works melded aspects of Cubism and Fauvism in his still lifes, landscapes, and figurative works. He was active in design (as well as in painting), like many Czech modernists. He was born in Chropyně (Moravia), into an 1882 April day, and spent his childhood in Brno, but later moved to Prague. After …

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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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