Art and culture

Classic / Vocalise

December 12 Classic / Vocalise The Classic/Vocalise concert, organized by the Italia Arte Fest festival and Umbria Music Fest will be held in the Suk Hall of the Rudolfinum in Prague, on the evening of December 12. The artistic conductor and Maestro Walter Attanasi...

Kateřina Šedá, at the Venice Biennale the artist who awakens tourist cities from torpor

The Venetian pavilion of Kateřina Šedá is an alarm against showcase cities. The Czech artist is not new to trying to protect the human side of urban centers The pavilion of the Czech and Slovak Republics at the Venice Biennale does not cease to...

The engineer who depicts Prague with a nib

The Bolognese designer, Vittorio Giardino, author of the Jonas Fink trilogy, a historical graphic novel set in communist Czechoslovakia No, it is not the hand of Hugo Pratt, nor that of his alter ego, the Istrian comic book illustrator Attilio Micheluzzi. However, the magical...

Antonín Engel: art serving the nation

The architect of Poděbrady, between the beauty and functionality of his early Twentieth century artworks Hearing the name of Antonín Engel makes us at once think about water. Despite an eclectic and brilliant career as a city planner, theoretician and academic his name is...

Tycho Brahe, astronomer and alchemist at the court of Rudolf II

The Prague stay of the scientist, between astronomy studies and astrological consultations that earned him the nickname of “evil spirit of the emperor” Under the reign of Emperor Rudolf II, who ruled from 1576 to 1612, Prague had become one of the most important...

Alfons Mucha

Alfons Mucha “Alfons Mucha – The Artist and his Time”, is the first Italian translation of the bibliography of the great world-famous Czech artist. The first edition of the book entitled “Can can with the halo”, was published in 1969 by the writer Jiří...

The Prague Springs

The Prague Springs Riccardo Burgazzi is a young Milanese publisher and author who lived for a period in Prague where he received a PhD in Medieval Latin Philology from the Charles University. On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Prague Spring, his...

La Cecoslovacchia al tempo del socialismo reale

La Cecoslovacchia al tempo del socialismo reale The essay “Czechoslovakia at the time of real socialism. Regime, dissent, exile”, written by Francesco Caccamo, associate professor of Eastern European History at the University of Chieti-Pescara, is a collection of studies, which through a range of...

L’eredità delle dee

L’eredità delle dee The novel by the Czech writer Kateřina Tučková, translated in English as “The Žítková Goddesses“, has been published in an Italian translation. It is a story set in the Carpathian Mountains, in the community of Žítková, where a lineage of gifted...

Forman, goodbye to the eternal rebel

The anti-authoritarian director has passed away at the age of 86, a filmmaker capable of successfully exporting the Czech Nová Vlna themes to Hollywood Miloš Forman left us on a particularly unfortunate Friday the 13th, in April. A two-time winner of the Best Director...