Art and culture

The Stairs to Success of Eva Jiřičná

The ever upward career steps of Eva Jiřičná Rereading the words of Eva Jiřičná thirty years later in the long interview given to Alvin Boyarsky enables us to retrospectively grasp the cornerstones of an already successful career. An international success. Countless projects and accomplishments...

Fairytale film castles

Traveling among the ancient manors and aristocratic residences of the Czech Republic that international filmmakers have made famous all over the world A trip to discover Bohemia and Moravia often means finding oneself in places that the public all over the world knows after...

Colours of Ostrava

From 17 to 20 July Colours of Ostrava Ostrava, the third largest Czech city after Prague and Brno, and once the site of coal mines and metallurgical factories, is the stage for various international festivals. From 17 to 20 July, the Colors of Ostrava...

Happy anniversary Kundera, the most international among Czech writers

Milan Kundera turns 90: the eventful life of a Brno son. His considerations scattered here and there in the text remain engraved even more than the stories Should one ask a profane – with a fascination for reading – to name a Czech writer,...

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 masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard collection

From June 28th to October 20th The National Gallery in Prague hosts “French impressionism: masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard collection”, at Kinský Palace, an exhibition organized in collaboration with the Danish Ordrupgaard museum. An exhibition of light and colour that presents about sixty works including...

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...