Art and culture

The divine era of a Bohemian in Italy

The story of Josef Mysliveček, the Czech composer of the 18th century who made Italy his adoptive homeland “He exudes fire, spirit and vitality”, Mozart said about his friend Josef Mysliveček. This is the registered name, for the history books and the general public,...

Jan Palach. La vita, il gesto e la morte dello studente ceco

This book by Jiří Lederer, in Italian translation by Tiziana Menotti, aims to be a biography that helps dismissing the wrong interpretations that have misshapen for decades the story of Jan Palach. The book intends to be a useful tool to eliminate misappropriations of...

Cofanetto Praga e dintorni letterari

This slipcase, by Safarà publishing, is dedicated to three Central European writers: Pavol Rankov, Tomáš Zmeškal and Jan Němec. It comprises three novels very different from each other, but interconnecting through the refinement of a radically European writing and the city of Prague standing...

Vodník by Štěpán Zavřel

  Student of the well-known illustrator and animator Jiří Trnka, Štěpán Zavřel was a Czech dissident writer, painter and illustrator who lived in Italy for about forty years and passed away in 1999. Edited and translated by Francesca Romanini, “Vodnik” is a work written...

Czech studies from Two Pockets

A concise history of Czech studies in Italy The study of Czech language in Italy has faced a complex path overwhelmed by the typical bureaucracy of Italy. The person to whom it is possible to attribute the merit of first Czech scholar is certainly...

La donna dei diamanti. Tango a Praga

Prague. A man and a woman meet on tango notes in a local night pub in the city. He, Martin Romano, is an Argentinian stating to be in the Czech capital for an important business trip. She, Karin Dayan, is a charming Georgian woman...

A bird painted grey, stained in red

“Nabarvené ptáče”, a grisly and unconventional film, with a gloomy and grey atmosphere. It has been a long time since Czech cinema showcased such an original and daring product The wait was long, but after years marked by conventionality and little risk-taking, Czech cinema...

Move little hands… Move!

From November 19th to March 8th Move little hands … Move! At the Kunsthalle Lipsiusbau in Dresden in Dresden, the exhibition “Move little Hands … Move!” is underway, prepared by the Czech Jiří Fajt, the former director of the National Gallery in Prague, offering...

Jiří Trnka – In the gardens of the imagination

From October 27th to March 22nd Jiří Trnka – In the gardens of the imagination The Gallery of the Central Bohemian Region (GASK) in Kutná Hora has staged the most complete retrospective ever arranged of the works of Jiří Trnka, the illustrator, writer, marionette...

Bořek Šípek – Retrospektiva

From November 13th to March 22nd Bořek Šípek – Retrospektiva “Retrospective” is the title of the current exhibition at the Dancing House Gallery in Prague to celebrate the designer, architect and master of the art of glassmaking Bořek Šípek. Visitors will be able to...