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Author / Zanna Jezek
Holiday-Cards-Josef-Lada-Tres-Bohemes
Although Lada is most famous for his illustrations of Jaroslav Hašek’s novel The Good Soldier Švejk, he also painted multiple Christmas cards and holiday illustrations between the years 1918 and 1938. Most of his holiday themed artworks depict charming Czech villages in the midst of winter, snowcapped and calm. Characterized by pastel cottages, Czech villagers,...
Tugendhat-Villa-Tres-Bohemes
Villa Tugendhat is a three story Villa situated on a sloped terrain in the wealthy neighborhood of Černá Pole in Brno, Czech Republic. An icon of modernism, Villa Tugendhat was commissioned by Fritz and Greta Tugendhat and designed by German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The house, which faces to the south-west, is supported...
Villa-Tugendhat-Tres-Bohemes
The inner furnishings of Villa Tugendhat were designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Sergius Ruegenberg, and Lilly Reich. Sergius Ruegenberg produced a number of drawing designs for the interior and exterior of the house. The furniture, which was built primarily from steel, tubular, and numerous woods such as Macassar ebony, zebra wood, and rosewood, was...
Plant-Cleaner-Vanessa-McKeown-Tres-Bohemes
Vanessa Mckeown is an art director and photographer who has reimagined everyday objects into colorful and clever works of art. Her photographs combine mundane objects such as spray bottles and toothpaste tubes with colorful fruits, candies, and cakes to create amusing images and charming scenes. She uses everyday objects in unusual ways, substituting common objects...
France-Exiles-Josef-Koudelka-Tres-Bohemes
In the May of 1970 Josef Koudelka left his country, intending to avoid retribution for his 1968 photo series Invasion. Despite the fact that the photographs had been published anonymously, Koudelka feared reprisal for the 1968 photographs, which recorded the Soviet invasion of Prague. “From that moment, I was afraid to go back to Czechoslovakia...
Josef-Koudelka-Prague-Invasion-Tres-Bohemes
Josef Koudelka returned home from Romania in the August of 1968, a mere two days before the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. As the military forces of the Warsaw Pact invaded the city of Prague and the tanks rolled in, Koudelka took to the streets, where he recorded the historical event with his camera. His photographs...
Josef-Koudelka-Cikani-Tres-Bohemes
Gypsies or Cikáni (Czech for “gypsies”) is a collection of photographs taken by Josef Koudelka between 1962 and 1971. The photographs offer a look at Roma Society and the Gypsie’s way of life in various European countries. Koudelka originally planned to publish the photographs in Prague, but due to the Soviet invasion in 1968, he...
Libuse-Niklova-Plastic-Toys-Tres-Bohemes
Libuše Niklová was one of Czechoslovakia’s most important toy designers during the 1960s and 70s. The toys which she designed were lightweight, original, and artistic. Beginning in the 1950s, she revolutionized toy design with her simple plastic forms. She believed that plastic toys were the future and often brought home the toys she designed for...