A 90-year-old Granny Turns A Small Village Into An Art Gallery By Painting Flowers On Her Homes

A 90-year-old Granny Turns A Small Village Into An Art Gallery By Painting Flowers On Her Homes

Mandalas, singing workshops, gardening, knitting, lotto and bingo, ... Activities are not lacking in retirement to care and work the brain. It is by being creative and active that we make sure to spend our last decades in a pleasant way. That's exactly the case with our grandmother of the day.

Louka, in the south of the Czech Republic and its 917 inhabitants have a particular nonagenarian. She chose to make her city more charming. Thus, as soon as the good weather arrives, this grandmother begins to decorate the frames of the windows and the doors of blue reasons. She's been doing it for 30 years now.

The painter
Anežka (Agnes) Kašpárková, a former farm worker, took over from another inhabitant who was doing the same thing before. Using a bright blue paint and a small paintbrush, she creates intricate floral patterns. It was inspired by traditional works of art from Moravia (southern Czech Republic). The identity of this painter is no longer an open secret since the media have seized this beautiful story. Despite local and national cheers, she insisted that she was doing it just for fun. "I am an artist," she told the Czech media. "I want to help."


Creativity in the service of age
Age is really only a number, especially when it comes to creativity. Jean-Marc Talpin, a clinical psychologist, focused on creativity and old age in his review entitled Being creative: A late psychic imperative in the service of life. He notes that: "The creativity associated with aging shows, on the contrary, a certain awareness of aging itself as well as that of loved ones and an attempt to create solutions, modes of being previously unpublished. "

Intellectual stimulation keeps the brain active and limits degeneration through cognitive reserve.


The stories of decorated villages
In Poland, another village is flowered by its villagers but not only in the gardens, it is also the case of the house facades. In Zalipie, each inhabitant paints his house. This originality comes from a 19th century tradition used to hide the traces of chimney fumes encrusted in the interior walls. Over the years, tradition has also invaded the exterior facades. In 1948, a competition was even organized to cheer up the villagers.


In another style, the village of Chemainus on Vancouver Island in Canada traced the history of the city on its facades. Just follow the yellow steps on the ground to discover all the murals.


Closer to home, do not hesitate to visit the impressive wall frescoes of Lyon that made it a festival. Stroll as well to Angoulême which, besides its festival of the comic strip, has adorned its walls with its most beautiful comic strips.

In many cities in France and around the world, he can be at the corner of a street, a fresco, a trompe l'oeil or a collaborative work. Remember, there is no age to start.
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