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Adolf-Hoffmeister-Líceni-se-odrocuje
Today we are looking at Czech Avant Garde – Constructivism. In the period between the two world wars, artistic movements in Czechoslovakia produced outstanding examples of avant-garde book cover design, layout, and typography. Czech artists, designers, and architects adopted and developed trends from the avant-garde in other parts of Europe and created what they saw...
Thoman-Crown-Affair-Tres-Bohemes-Review
The Thomas Crown Affair was one of the great movies of the summer season in 1999. Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo star in the remake of the classic 1968 Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway movie. And if you loved the original you will love the remake even more. The best part is that it looks like it could...
Vaclav-Masek-Ulice-noci
Today we are looking at Czech Avant Garde – Poetism. In the period between the two world wars, artistic movements in Czechoslovakia produced outstanding examples of avant-garde book cover design, layout, and typography. Czech artists, designers, and architects adopted and developed trends from the avant-garde in other parts of Europe and created what they saw...
What is the first spring fair in Europe? How about the most popular and biggest fair in Prague? In the Czech Republic? The answer is Matějská pouť or for our English speaking friends, St Matthew’s Fair. The earliest record of the St. Matthew’s Fair in Prague dates back to the year 1595. It is the first known Spring...
Josef-Capek-Diktatorske-boty-1937
Today we are looking at Czech Avant Garde – Socialist Realism. In the period between the two world wars, artistic movements in Czechoslovakia produced outstanding examples of avant-garde book cover design, layout, and typography. Czech artists, designers, and architects adopted and developed trends from the avant-garde in other parts of Europe and created what they...
State-Jubilee-Fair-of-Contemporary-Culture
Today we’ll be looking at Czech Avant Garde – Photomontage. The first and most famous mid-Victorian photomontage (then called combination printing) was “The Two Ways of Life” (1857) by Oscar Rejlander. It was followed shortly thereafter by the images of photographer Henry Peach Robinson such as “Fading Away” . These works actively set out to challenge...
Czech-Surrealism-Adolf-Hoffmeister-07
The following Czech Surrealism illustrations come to us from Adolf Hoffmeister (1902-1973) from the 1967 Bratislava published book, Lautreamont’s Poesies. Adolf was a poet, novelist, translator and editor as well as a  lawyer and politician, but above all a brilliant cartoonist, a great illustrator, author of the original collages, witty writer, poet, playwright, organizer of international exhibitions...
Merry-Christmas-from-Tres-Bohemes
For many Czechs, Štědrý den (December 24th) is the most enjoyable day of the Christmas holidays. Today we wanted to share our Bohemian Christmas foods & Czech traditions. It is more significant than the 25th of December which is when most Americans celebrate. The Czech name literally means “Generous Day”, and this is most likely for the...