90 year old Anežka (Agnes) Kašpárková worked as an agricultural worker for most of her life. Yet still, she was able to retain a hobby that thousands of people can enjoy.
Using a vibrant set of blue paint and a small brush, Anežka created intricate floral patterns on the outside of buildings in her village of Louka, in the Czech Republic.
Using a vibrant set of blue paint and a small brush, Anežka created intricate floral patterns on the outside of buildings in her village
One of the stunning things that make her work stand out the most is the bright and bold ultramarine blue paint which works amazingly in contrast with the white walls of the Moravian houses.
Despite receiving both local and viral acclaim, Anežka insisted that it’s purely for pleasure and she had no intention of making money from her love of art. “I am an artist,” she stated to Czech media. “I just enjoy it and I want to help.”
The art works, created only through skill of hand and a creative mind are inspiration from other local women who had been doing the same for years after seeing traditional Moravian artwork.
Anežka insisted that it’s purely for pleasure and she had no intention of making money from her love of art.
Even with her frail hands, a testament to her old age, the grandma was able to brighten up every building she laid her hands on. “I’m just doing what I like. I try to help decorate the world a bit.” she humbly said.
Unfortunately, Anežka passed away in March of 2018, having lived a long and fulfilling life full of beautiful art. Her work and memory will live on for a long time to come!
Anežka’s favorite building in the village was the chapel, which she would repaint on a regular basis. According to the local mayor, Anežka’s unique paintings on the village’s historic 18th century chapel will remain as a tribute to her.
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