Joža Uprka - 150 Years - Blatnice pod Sv. Antonínkem, Czech Republic
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N 48° 57.573 E 017° 28.487
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Quick Description: Memorial of Joža Uprka - Moravian painter and graphic artist
Location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic
Date Posted: 6/2/2012 12:07:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMEHZ6
Joža Uprka (visit link
) (Kneždub October 26, 1861 - January 12, 1940 Hroznová Lhota) was a Moravian painter and graphic artist, a representative of the romantic historicism and Art Nouveau decorativism. His work is ethnographic document of folklore of South Moravia.
The themes for his works drew on the everyday life of ordinary people, labor, customs and celebrations. He captured the form of folk costumes and also scenery South Moravia.
You can find this memorial on the wall of Pilgrimage Chapel of St. Anthony of Padua near Blatnice village.
The inscription on the memorial
Malírí modlícího se slováckého lidu venují vdecní poutníci svatoantonínští.
For painter of praying Slovácko people by grateful pilgrims of St. Anthony.