Art and culture

Ferrante Fever spreads also to Czech readers

The charm of the writer in a Prague perspective: reading levels, engaging writing and a mysterious identity What is the recipe for writing a best-seller? It is not easy to answer this question, we would have to ask Dan Brown, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling...

The Form of Ideology. Prague: 1948-1989

From May 25th to July 28th “The Form of Ideology. Prague: 1948-1989”, is the title of an exhibition dedicated to Czechoslovak art, open until 28 July at the Palace of the Governor of Parma, in the Representative Hall of the Municipality. More than 200...

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,...

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...

Prague, between the ideal and real

Literary itinerary among the thousand souls of a city told by great writers, but with a charm that remains, however, unspeakable What is a city? It certainly is not merely a large inhabited centre made of buildings, streets, squares and public services necessary for...

New publications: Venti giornate al rogo

Venti giornate al rogo, by Flavio Carlini The book from emerging writer Flavio Carlini, “Venti giornate al rogo”,  narrates the monotonous and boring existence of Jan Novák, who sells his bankruptcy to tourists on the Charles Bridge in Prague, coming up with poems in...