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This 90-Year-Old Woman Transformed Her Czech village with Stunning Ultramarine Murals

This 90-Year-Old Woman Transformed Her Czech village with Stunning Ultramarine Murals
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For 40 years, Anežka Kašparková renewed the village chapel’s electric blue murals every 2 years, along with her neighbours’ houses, until her death in 2018.

90-Year-Old in the Czech Republic Passes Her Retirement By Artistically Painting Local Buildings

In the small Czech village of Louka, in southern Moravia, one woman made it her mission to beautify the local chapel and the homes of her neighbours. Anežka Kašparková was a 90-year-old former agricultural worker who only picked up the new hobby in her retirement.

Stunning Paintings By Czech Grandmother Anežka Kašparková The Grandmother, in spite of illness, trembling in hands, and pain in her back and legs, painted facades of local buildings with traditional floral ornaments for 4 decades. Source: YouTube/TetianaArt

Kašparková spent most of her life working in the fields and caring for her family

Anezka Kašparková was a 90-year-old artist who fulfilled her passion for street art. Kašparková, who hailed from a small village in Moravia in the south of the Czech Republic, proved it was never too late to live out your dreams.

Kašparková spent most of her life working and cultivating plants in the fields and caring for her family.

Once she retired, some 40+ years ago, she turned her dreams of becoming an artist into a full-time reality. She began to take drawing lessons from an elderly artist in the country.

One of Kašparková’s most beautiful projects can be seen in the small village of Louka in the Czech Republic, where only about 70 people live. Scroll down for more of her story and stunning artwork.

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Kašparková, who was known for only painting flowers and recurring motifs, used the local chapel and neighbouring houses in the village as her canvas. She made sure to highlight her vibrant blue flowers and designs against the simple white walls.
The village chapel got repainted every two years Kašparková, who was known for only painting flowers and recurring motifs, used the local chapel and neighbouring houses in the village as her canvas. She made sure to highlight her vibrant blue flowers and designs against the simple white walls. Source: Facebook/Elevenlife
Kašparková only worked with ultramarine blue because the stark contrast against the whitewashed walls was an impressive look.
Makeshift scaffold helped the artist with her work Kašparková only worked with ultramarine blue because the stark contrast against the whitewashed walls was an impressive look. Source: Facebook/Elevenlife
The project of painting flowers in the village took up much of her time. Every summer she would return to the village to paint over anything that needs to be updated, and redo the entire chapel every two years when it was repainted white.
Intricate flowers and recurring motifs were her hallmark The project of painting flowers in the village took up much of her time. Every summer she would return to the village to paint over anything that needs to be updated, and redo the entire chapel every two years when it was repainted white. Source: Facebook/Elevenlife
The work could be very tiring since most of it was done outside, yet Kašparková wouldn’t give up. The artist took her work very seriously and was clearly very patient and dedicated to her craft.
The ultramarine blue stands out in stark contrast to the whitewash The work could be very tiring since most of it was done outside, yet Kašparková wouldn’t give up. The artist took her work very seriously and was clearly very patient and dedicated to her craft. Source: Facebook/Elevenlife
Despite the aches and pains of old age, the artist continued with her labour of love Source: Facebook/Elevenlife
Kašparková would even use a ladder and makeshift scaffold to decorate the highest parts of the walls, refusing to let her age get in her way.
Her dedication to her art became legendary in the region Kašparková would even use a ladder and makeshift scaffold to decorate the highest parts of the walls, refusing to let her age get in her way. Source: Facebook/Elevenlife
Mrs.Anežka Kašparková died on March 12, 2018, aged 90.
All her work was done for free and she only used the best paint Mrs.Anežka Kašparková died on March 12, 2018, aged 90. Source: Facebook/Elevenlife
Once retired Anežka Kašpárková, instructed by a woman named Maňák, became proficient in arranging decorations on houses.
Kašpárková became a dab hand at her work Once retired Anežka Kašpárková, instructed by a woman named Maňák, became proficient in arranging decorations on houses. Source: Facebook/Elevenlife
Using her imagination, she wouldn’t plan out her work in advance, letting her brush and fantasy decide the final results. Previously, other women painted the white Moravian houses, passing down the tradition to Kašparková.
Freehand fantasy flowers flowed from her brush Using her imagination, she wouldn’t plan out her work in advance, letting her brush and fantasy decide the final results. Previously, other women painted the white Moravian houses, passing down the tradition to Kašparková. Source: Facebook/Elevenlife
When Anežka Kašpárková had passed away, the mayor of the village expressed the hope that someone would succeed her in taking care of decorating the chapel. And indeed, at the end of april 2018 it has been reported that Marie Jagošová, a family member, was available to take over Anežka Kašpárková's volunteer job.
The legacy lives on: Marie Jagošová at work applying decorations When Anežka Kašpárková had passed away, the mayor of the village expressed the hope that someone would succeed her in taking care of decorating the chapel. And indeed, at the end of april 2018 it has been reported that Marie Jagošová, a family member, was available to take over Anežka Kašpárková’s volunteer job. Source: CT24
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