News about Czech Art
Storied Czech glass blowing industry embraces technology
PRAGUE (AP) – The Czech glassmaking industry, with a history dating to the 12th century, is embracing new technologies and marketing strategies to help it rebound from the recent years’ global economic downturn.
In Memoriam: Czech sculptor Ales Vesely, 80
PRAGUE (AP) – Ales Vesely, a Czech artist known for his monumental sculptures, has died aged 80.
Obsolete Czech phone booths converted to tiny libraries
PRAGUE (AFP) – Two Czechs have breathed new life into telephone booths made obsolete in the cell phone age, converting them into mini libraries with the first installed at a Prague hospital on Thursday. On the shelves of the red booth, patients of the IKEM hospital will find a plethora of genres, including works by […]
‘World’s largest horse-drawn hearse’ a Czech museum hit
CECHY POD KOSIREM, Czech Republic (AFP) – A regal 19th-century horse-drawn hearse believed to be the world’s largest has become a crowd magnet for a Czech museum built single-handedly by a plumber with a passion for historic vehicles. Czech master craftsman Vaclav Brozik built the massive eight-horse hearse around 1895. It is over four metres […]