THE MAGIC SQUARE

Getting to know the project

In this project, we will seek and verify the magic mystery that has accompanied us for thousands of years and that we have gradually forgotten.

 

We have decided to make an artistic experiment and to organize a unique and first exhibition of its kind that should answer our questions whether the energy of the square is really a magical force. That is why we want to gradually address 34 up to 136 artists and bring the created works and, above all, the energy of the artists vested in them into one place so that each visitor can feel the dynamics, energy and power of numbers.

The opening ceremony, where 27 paintings were presented, took place in Vičice in the Chomutov region in 2018. The first vernissage took place in the LURAGO Gallery in Chomutov on June 8 and the exhibition ran till July 27.

Our vision is to gradually introduce the exhibition throughout Europe and then to organize a finissage in China. After this journey, we plan to auction the works of art and part of the auctioned money will be donated to charity.

Events

Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer (21 May 1471 – 6 April 1528) was not only a painter but also a graphic artist, engraver, mathematician and theorist. He came from Nuremberg and in his times he was considered a great Renaissance artist. His painting Melancholia I (the copper plate is...

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Magic Square

Magic Square

Have you ever heard about the Magic Square? About the magic that is all around us? About the magical numbers that make the same magical sum in all diagonals? There are plenty of ways how to organize numbers, but a very special and magical way how to organize these...

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Vernissage

Vernissage

We made an artistic experiment and have begun preparing several exhibitions to verify that the energy of the square is really magical and powerful. Our vision is to gradually present the exhibition throughout Europe and then to finish it ceremoniously in China. At the...

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Magic Square and the story behind

The Magic Square has always been an important element of Chinese mythology, and the first mention dates back to 650 BC. It has been preserved to this day in the form of different square networks. The legend of Lo Shu says that Chinese Emperor Yu discovered a magical turtle during a huge flood that had a shape of a square with numbers 1-9 organized in a 3 × 3 square on its carapace. The sum of these numbers in different linear planes gave the sum of 15.

Besides this legend, excavations in China and Egypt actually discovered many stone and metal objects in the shape of squares that served as charms. In the history of mankind, squares have been accompanied by numbers which, in addition to their classical use that we know from the current commercial world, primarily had esoteric, numerological and astrological significance and depicted the imaginary key to the gate between space and Earth.

The old Chinese were convinced that the square was able to provide happiness and well-being. Therefore, it was used not only as a powerful charm but was also incorporated in the foundations of houses instead of a foundation stone. People around the world believed in the benefits of squares, and so we can meet them in India and Persia from where they also went further to Europe.

The shape of a square is also found on a beret that is part of a robe used in evangelical churches, or as a ceremonial robe during a graduation ceremony, or as an item of clothing of judges, prosecutors and attorneys. Wearing it should secure interconnection with the universe at a higher spiritual level. So what is the Magic Square and how do we perceive it? It is a square table with numbers that are placed in regular rows and columns so that the sum in each row, column and on both diagonals is always the same.

Currently, the painting of Melancholia I, which is engraved on a copper plate and dates back to 1541, is exhibited in the Guildhall Library in London. It was created by an important Renaissance painter, engraver, graphic designer, mathematician and theorist Albrecht Dürer (1471-6-1528), who came from Nuremberg. The copper plate contains a 4x4 square, and the numbers contained in it show the date of the death of the Dürer's mother and the year of engraving (1415). His work still leaves the world in astonishment.

If we admit that the square itself is highly energetic (the famous pyramids, viewed from the universe, also have a square shape) and actually radiates the energy that connects us with the universe, by using numbers systematically in it we can amplify all the energy. So, we could say that we have found what we need for our living. Then, we can then draw on its inexhaustible positive energy. But how can I verify that the energy of the square is really so magical and powerful?

Artists who are with us

Mirka Léblová

Mirka Léblová

My friends call me Mirule. I am 43 years old, have two children – a ten-year-old girl Kaja and an eight-year-old boy Honzík. I also have a funny husband called Bobin. We live in Mělník. I work as a graphic editor for the magazine "Mommy" of the Czech News Centre...

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Sandra Carvajal Gonzalez

Sandra Carvajal Gonzalez

I was born 40 years ago in Prague where my wonderful Mum gave me birth at the Hospital U Apolináře. In my childhood I grew up in an aesthetic and very creative environment where everybody cared about cultural education. So, in addition to drawing and painting classes...

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Viktorie Chaloupková

Viktorie Chaloupková

Painter (*1953 Praha) Graduated from SUPŠ Live and work in Prague and Hýskov Freelance painter since 1975 Organised 86 individual exhibitions all over the world from 1976 to 2018 Largest permanent exhibition of 110 paintings in Taipei, Taiwan Largest painting (2x6m)...

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Michael Antoš

Michael Antoš

I was born in Prague on March 24, 1962. Now I live and create my works near Prague, in my country house and studio in Čečelice. Since my school years, I have been nicknamed Mac. I studied natural sciences, and ultimately my life was most influenced by nature and rock...

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Ivana Židík

Ivana Židík

Born as Zivcakova (* 1979) She graduated from the High School of Jan Adam at Rayman School in Presov in 2001. Then she completed her university degree at the University of Presov, Faculty of Humanity and Natural Sciences as a teacher of general education combined with...

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Viktor Židík

Viktor Židík

He studied graphics at the High School of Decorative Arts in Kosice between 1982 and 1986. Then he continued his studies at the UPJS PdF in Presov, Department of Art Education in the Russian language from 1986 to 1991. Since 1992 he has been working as  a teacher at...

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Gabriela Zaspal

Gabriela Zaspal

After her studies at the High School of Arts in Prague, she went to Great Britain and continued to study the College of Fashion Design. After thirteen years of travelling all over the world, she settled down in her native city of Chomutov and started to paint and make...

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Milena Vlčková

Milena Vlčková

I used to work as a nurse in various wards (such as pulmonary out-patient ward etc.) before I begun painting. I sewed, knitted, read, did some gardening and skiing. In the 1960s I started to ride a bicycle to discover more of the world around me. I started to paint...

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Monika Valtrová

Monika Valtrová

I am an amateur artist who work for her own joy. I come from Chomutov and work as a bank clerk. I am accompanied by a small group of animals through my life. I love travelling, cycling and good food.

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Lucie Těžká

Lucie Těžká

In my work, I especially focus on graphics, woodblock printing and colour linotype print. I did not create anything actively several years after my studies of ethics and art education. As means of expression. I love using expressiveness in any form.

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Anna Sypěnová

Anna Sypěnová

I was born in Prerov in 1988 and quite shortly after that I realized I wanted to become a painter. I studied painting and now I have a Master of Arts degree. After one becomes familiar with how to display reality, studies a school of arts and must start to do...

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Gabriela Samusová

Gabriela Samusová

I lived in a children home in Vysoka Pec since I was 4 years old. Now I am 19 and I study the High School of Hotel Management in Udlice. I am in the 3rd form and next year I must take a graduation exam. Since the age of 18 I have been living in a council flat in...

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Milan Rehák

Milan Rehák

I discovered my talent in a public school of arts (in Czech slang “Liduska”) with Liduska (girl´s name).  I will not disclose more. Mining north of Bohemia placed me to the mostly technical environment. I found a counterbalance in photography. I worked in a printing...

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Milan Pecák

Milan Pecák

I am a painter and graphic artist. I am an author of Czech and foreign film posters, e.g. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Terminator, Burning Mississippi, etc. I am also an author of covers of many books, very advanced medical illustrations and of many more...

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Kristián Oláh

Kristián Oláh

I was born in southern Bohemia. I am 17 years old and I am studying the High School of Horticulture at the moment. I like it, but I like painting best. When I have some free time, even breaks at school, I devote it to painting. Thanks to this school, which joined the...

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Ida Elizabeth Novotná

Ida Elizabeth Novotná

I create my paintings so that they are beautiful (according to an Indian idea). They must serve people and should be energetic radiators. I create with love. I am self-student. I develop myself, I learn and step forward. I see my way in personal growth. I love...

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Vladana Nikolic

Vladana Nikolic

I come from Serbia. I work as a teacher at the School of Arts in Molde in Norway. During my first visit to Prague I made photos of graffiti which originally served me as a theme for my composition. When I painted numbers, I discovered that it was chaos. I had to...

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Eliška Marie Kozlíková

Eliška Marie Kozlíková

I accept intimacy and the value of a human body and at the same time I try to bring privacy and trust in my paintings. I also work with aesthetic experience, visualisation and imagination of people. I mostly paint nudities, space and various objects. I often use...

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Ivana Hüttnerová

Ivana Hüttnerová

I started to paint four years ago and it is my big hobby today. I paint everything what I like. I mostly use oil paints, oil pastels and also like trying new techniques. Another great hobby of mine is making pottery, especially work on a throw. Doing these activities,...

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Andrea Ehret

Andrea Ehret

I am a Slovak artist, painter, lecturer and art therapist. I live and work in Prague. In my work I especially focus on abstract expressive oil-painting. I like to discover new ways and approaches to creation. I regularly organize workshops of art therapy for children...

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Livia Havlasová

Livia Havlasová

/13 years old/ I´ve been living in Molde, situated on the west coast of Norway, for all my life. My Mummy comes from Slovakia and my Daddy from the Czech Republic. I´ve always liked drawing and painting. I began to study a school of arts when I was in the 3rd class of...

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Zbyněk Drda

Zbyněk Drda

Zbynek is especially known as a singer. Since he won the national reality show SUPERSTAR, he has been a professional singe for eleven years at home and abroad. He has a big passion lately – painting. He has had an opportunity to exhibit his works at his exhibition...

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Daniela Bílková

Daniela Bílková

I am a mother, daughter, friend, partner, children coach, mistress and counsellor, but mostly I am a woman. I love… I love my son, my friends, my family, myself and life. I do not only survive, I LIVE! I wish, dream and meet my dreams. I am my own woman and I listen...

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František Bodlák

František Bodlák

As a young boy I had a dream that one day I would become a sailor. Eventually, I was trained as a steam engine mechanic. From 1976 to my retirement in 2006 I worked as an engine driver. Nowadays, my wife Alena and I enjoy the well-deserved relax with our six...

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Mirka Beranová

Mirka Beranová

I was born on 13 May 1974 in Chomutov. And I think I am glad for it. I completed the grammar school in Chomutov. Then I studied arts and social sciences for junior high schools at the Pedagogical Faculty of J.E. Purkyne University and graduated in 1998. Since then I...

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Daniela Bařtipánová

Daniela Bařtipánová

I live in village of Krabcice, situated near Mount Rip. I am 40 years old and have two children. I work as a PSS in the place where I live. I started my painting that way. I enrolled for a course of painting with the right brain hemisphere. It was very interesting and...

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Mia Aubry

Mia Aubry

My name is Mia. I am 17 years old. I like cats, old clothes, old photos (polaroid) and older music. I am interested in politics and I would like to become a human rights activist. I have been painting since my childhood. I used to attend lessons of painting, but I...

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“Because they love people and love people, it’s all the secret and the only recipe for happiness, but only those people who love people can believe it.” (Jan Werich)

DANIELA BÍLKOVÁ

“Do not distract what they can take to make a draw.”

MILAN REHÁK

“IF THERE IS SOME TROUBLE WHEN YOU WORRY YOU MAKE IT DOUBLE”

GABRIELA ZASPAL

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