Art and culture

A story, to be fully written by pencil…

“Over two centuries of life for the famous brand of pencils” Mitteleurope, a melting-pot of different cultures to which the world owes recognition for some of the prodigies of human inventiveness, which will never be adequately acclaimed. Precisely. In order to demonstrate the fact...

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Kvĕtoslav Švach is an ex policeman who is fond of medieval history and who calls himself K. (a quick analogy with Josef K. of “Kafka’s Trial”. K’s boring life is shaken when he becomes witness to the murder of an architect in the Prague...

Saint John Nepomuk

From the bridge of Prague to the bridges of all Europe, a legendary account about a witness of the European cultural identity Visiting Prague, the tourists from all over the world walk over the Charles bridge, the symbol of the city, every day. Among...

Caravaggio and his influence on czech painters

The artist who crosses time thanks to his skill We discover the “deviance” introduced by Caravaggio even in lots of Czech artists To Michelangelo Merisi , known as the Caravaggio (Caravaggio, 1571 – Porto Ercole, 1610) is now dedicated in Rome one of the...

Monsignor Dominik Duka, the smiling archbishop

“I can’t perform miracles, but I’m a man who believes in miracles” Last 10th April we had the chance to meet the new archbishop of Prague, monsignor Dominik Duka, on the occasion of a press conference held in the Benedictine monastery of Brevnov. A...

Czechoslovakian legionaries on the Piave

The valiant men who contributed to the defeat of the double-headed Eagle who fought with great courage on the Italian military front Italy and above all, the Piave valley still preserve the vivid memories of the Czechoslovakian legionaries who, alongside the Italian army, fought...

Attanasi, the rostrum wizard

Encounter in Prague with the director of the Umbria Music Fest Prague – Alberto Savinio would have appreciated him. First of all – and even more so than with any other conductor – for his mix of “genius and sobriety”. Genius, skill, professionalism, creativity,...

Gypsy spirit

First edition this year of the Gypsy Spirit award held in the Czech Republic, an initiative realized by the ministry for Human Rights whose aim has been to highlight examples of integration of the Rom community and recognize the merits of those who have...

The Culture Beyond the Wall

The first time I met Václav Havel we talked about the Charta 77 group, founded in Czech Republic by intellectuals who pursued a new socio-political path beyond the ideological limits of the previous era. They promoted new ideas by rejecting the dogmas of Marxism...

Italian Echoes of Karlovy Vary

In The Storm of November Hrabal tells, in deeply felt tones, about a meeting occurred years ago in Karlovy Vary during the days of the Festival. The protagonists being: the Czech writer on one hand, an icon of the Czech Literature, and Bernardo Bertolucci...