The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, November 28, 2014


Huge art work honoring Havel on display in Prague
General view of a 2-meter-tall wax heart Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, outside Prague’s National Theater. The installation is a public tribute to Vaclav Havel, made from 2.3 metric tons of wax from candles that were lit nationwide after the former president and dissident playwright died in December. AP Photo/Ian Phillips.
PRAGUE (AP).- Two artists have used wax from the thousands of candles that Czechs lit to mourn the death of President Vaclav Havel to create a large heart honoring him.

Lukas Gavlovsky — whose 7-foot-tall (2 meter), multicolored art work went on display in Prague on Friday, says it is meant "to celebrate (Havel's) ideas, his greatness."

Gavlovsky created the heart with his colleague, Roman Svejda, and dozens of volunteers.

Havel, a dissident who helped his nation shed Communism, was long associated with hearts. He ended his signature with one, and when he left office in 2003 a neon sign of a heart shone from Prague Castle.

The new art work, placed in front of the National Theater, will remain there until April 10.

Havel died on Dec. 18 at age 75.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.





Today's News

February 11, 2012

First major Dutch Calder exhibition to be held since 1969 opens at Municipal Museum

Exhibition celebrates the work of a powerful artist and the work of a great collector

AIDS, nukes and the 1980s in new Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art show

Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation announces acquisition of two watercolours by Wilhelm Lehmbruck

National Institute of Anthropology and History experts excited to find ancient home ruins

First solo exhibition by New York-based artist Ryan Sullivan opens at Maccarone

Figurative Painter William Theophilus Brown dies in his apartment in San Francisco at age 92

U.S. Navy Researchers probe 200-year-old shipwreck, the USS Revenge, off Rhode Island

A-Cero: Joaquin Torres and Rafael Llamazares at the Valencian Institute for Modern Art

The Watermill Center's Sherry Dobbin joins Times Square Alliance as new Director of Public Art

The Hepworth Wakefield presents Heather & Ivan Morrison, Ben Rivers and David Thorpe

Dan Graham's Rock 'n' Roll Show: Unrealised Projects for Children and Boutique at Hauser & Wirth Zürich

Mint Museum Uptown unveils Surrealism and Beyond: 3 shows. 4 artists. 1 journey

National Air and Space Museum Launches "How Things Fly" Online Exhibition

The Frick Art and Historical Center presents Draw Me a Story: A Century of Children's Book Illustration

Congressman asks for delay in Eisenhower Memorial

Charles M. Russell's finest watercolors on view at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Fire might have claimed 'Gone with the Wind' items

Huge art work honoring Havel on display in Prague

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

2.- Spain mourns the death of art collector Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba

3.- Meet the ancestors: Exhibition at Bordeaux gallery reveals faces of prehistoric humans

4.- Getty Foundation and partners launch free of charge online art collection catalogues

5.- Historic photos of dead Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara resurface in small Spanish town

6.- Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

7.- O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

8.- Crystal Bridges announces the departure of museum President Don Bacigalupi

9.- artnet Auctions offers a later example of Yayoi Kusama's important Infinity-Nets series

10.- 'Degenerate art' should go back to museums: German advisor Jutta Limbach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site