Saturday, January 8, 2011

Crafts in Prague

One of our activities was to explore a blown glass exhibit at the Bethlehem Chapel in Prague, just a short walk from the Mosaic House where we were staying.

Most of them were Nativity scenes, and all were beautifully done. This one, which captured my attention, was done in black, white, amber and clear glass. Each handblown piece featured intricate details of instruments and musicians--stunning! Though not a Nativity scene, you could almost imagine them playing Handel or Bach in celebration. (Click twice to enlarge.)

There is a lot of emphasis on various artists in Prague, like Mucha (art deco portraits) and the music of Mozart, Smetana and Dvorak; so it's not surprising to see lots of artwork on buildings, walkways and in architecture.

More to post later...

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