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‘There is no perfection, only life.’ – Milan Kundera It is one of the most powerful quotes from a leading figure of Prague Spring, Milan Kundera. In addition to his political activity, he became a well-known novelist in the Czech Republic and abroad, spreading his word far beyond the homeland. Milan Kundera is a Czech writer who became a French citizen in 1981 as a result of naturalization. Even though his Czechoslovak citizenship was denied in 1979, he obtained a Czech one a couple of years ago, in 2019. Writing under Communism During Communism, all Kundera’s works were banned, forcing the writer to eventually relocate to France, where he lives to this day. Interestingly, Kundera refers to himself as aRead more.

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The Czech Republic takes pride in having many famous artists. But do you really know them all? Get familiar with some of the biggest names on the Czech art scene and discover the genius works of Czech artists! Jiří Votruba Jiří Votruba is one of the most well-known Czech artists, but he is also an illustrator and a graphic designer. Despite having a degree in civil engineering and architecture, he dedicated his life to the art industry. In one of the interviews, Jiří shared that he started painting as a hobby, and eventually it turned into something bigger. His works are easily recognizable, and you probably have come across some of them. For instance, Franz Kafka’s caricatures, Mozart, and historical PragueRead more.

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The gorgeous Lobkowicz Palace opens its doors for a forty-five-minute live stream tour conducted by William Rudolf Lobkowicz. The owner of the family house will personally introduce the greatest collection of world-famous paintings and religious objects, the unique music archive and the finest private manuscripts collected by Lobkowiczs throughout the last seven centuries. One of the oldest Czech and Bohemian noble families – Lobkowicz, were patrons and collectors of arts for centuries. Their private collection has over 1500 remarkable paintings, including masterpieces by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Velasquez, Rubens, Veronese, and others. Archives at Lobkowicz Palace The music archive of the Lobkowicz Collection is ravishing with its diversity of musical instruments. It keeps the world’s largest private collection of BaroqueRead more.