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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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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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