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Science and Mysticism, where the crossroads lie

15 June Science and Mysticism, where the crossroads lie The Baroque Chapel of the Italian Cultural Institute in Prague will host mid-June the international conference “Science and Mysticism, where the crossroads lie”. How does science interpret the phenomenon of mystical ecstasy that many religions...

The battle for the confiscated lands

The royal family of Liechtenstein demands the Czech state to return 70 thousand acres of land and a few historic buildings An over seventy yearlong diplomatic clash closes by legal proceedings in the heart of Europe. The main involved parties are Liechtenstein, a 160...

New publications: Il bruciacadaveri

Il bruciacadaveri, by Ladislav Fuks A new edition of a classic. This story is set in one of the most tragic periods of the twentieth century, the one dominated by Nazism with the imminent war, the Jewish question, the planned persecutions and the invasion...

Slav epic, a major job with major limits

Beauty and defects of one of Alfons Mucha’s most complex works, a masterpiece that is waiting to be exhibited to the public again The Slav Epic by Alfons Mucha, besides being one of the greatest works of art ever made by a Czech artist...

New publications: La grande opera di Giuseppe Arcimboldo

La grande opera di Giuseppe Arcimboldo, by Aldo delle Rose The writer Aldo delle Rose is publishing a new volume dedicated to the figure of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, an artist who over the centuries has experienced alternating moments of fame and oblivion. His rediscovery stemmed...

The viaduct and the superstar engineer

History of Negrelli’s bridge, the second oldest one in Prague, and its creator, the most famous engineer of the Empire Architecture “is the immovable scene of human actions”, stated Aldo Rossi. Impassive, the Negrelli viaduct is a familiar presence for the people in Prague....

Třeštíková: the observing eye that never closes

From the former Czechoslovakia to today’s Czech Republic: the director, through her camera lens, continues to be a reliable source of the reality of this country During a retrospective at the IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam, the world’s largest documentary festival,...

The Litomyšl castle included in the UNESCO patrimony

The historical complex of the Litomyšl castle commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the entry in the UNESCO patrimony. The events scheduled for this anniversary will be focused mostly on the Renaissance theme, given that the castle has been recognized as part of the humanity...

Playczech: beyond gaming

Behind the scenes of the gaming world, an industry flourishes in Czech Republic “We do not stop playing because we are aging but we age for stopping playing”. This is what G.B. Shaw was writing in the early twentieth century, underlining the importance of...

New publications: L’amore è per sempre

L’amore è per sempre: la vita di madre Adalberta Hasmandová, by Madre Inviolata Krupková The book “L’amore è per sempre” tells the story of mother Adalberta Hasmandová born in 1941 in Huštěnovice, in a farmer’s family of eight children. From a young age, Adalberta felt...