In the charming Czech village of Louka, nestled in the picturesque southern Moravia region, a remarkable woman has taken it upon herself to transform her neighborhood’s homes into works of art. Meet Agnes Kasparkova, a sprightly 90-year-old retiree who, in her later years, discovered a newfound passion—painting.
Kasparkova dedicates her free time to adorning Louka’s buildings with vibrant, traditional Moravian motifs in a striking shade of bright blue-ultramarine. Her favorite canvas? The village chapel, which receives an annual makeover by this talented artist. With the same enthusiasm of a painter half her age, Kasparkova ascends the scaffolding and uses her brush to bring flowery motifs to life on the chapel’s facade.
Remarkably, she relies on her imagination to guide her work, forgoing detailed plans and allowing her brushes and creativity to shape the final outcome. In the past, it was other women who took up the brush to decorate the white Moravian houses, passing down this cherished tradition to Kasparkova.
While the winter’s chilly embrace prompts a temporary pause in her artistic endeavors, with the arrival of spring, Kasparkova resumes her mission of beautifying the village. Her unique and colorful work is reminiscent of the painted houses of Zalipie, adorned with vibrant flower garlands. Agnes Kasparkova’s story serves as a beautiful reminder that one is never too old to express their creativity and contribute to the vibrant tapestry of their community.