Čičmany (pronounced chichmany) is a traditional Slovak village where residents have painted their wooden houses with folk art designs.
How fabulous, I can only imagine the creativity and positive vibes that people get just entering their home, it's stunning, wonderfully caught by you ;)
16 Aug 2008 7:41am
@Lorraine: That's very kind. thank you, Lorraine.
I really love the artwork they have created.
16 Aug 2008 7:43am
@Rags: Many thanks, Rags.
I loved the one you showed us two weeks ago and this is another wonderful design.
I went hunting for more about this village and found several photos - not nearly as clear as yours, but it does show the folk art in context. The terrain reminds me of parts of Austria.
16 Aug 2008 7:47am
@Judy: Thanks, Judy. Yes, the countryside can be quite a lot like Austria.
Very interesting photo! I love the graphism. Slovak people are real artists :)
16 Aug 2008 9:14am
@KIJI: Many thanks, KIJI.
Very interesting. Looks like an embroidery.
16 Aug 2008 10:33am
@António Pires: Thank you. they embroider these patterns sometimes.
Beautiful design painted on the wooden house. It must be a beautiful place to visit.
16 Aug 2008 11:35am
@akarui: It is very nice to visit. thank you, akarui.
This is like lancaster where they put symbols on their barns... not quite as extensiove as this... this is beautiful
16 Aug 2008 12:09pm
@MJ: Thank you, MJ.
Love the folk art. Excellent photo.
16 Aug 2008 1:08pm
@Steve Rice: Thanks very much, Steve.
Michael, I love the graphic quality to this one! The brown and white is a fantastic color combo. Great eye to spot the potential!
16 Aug 2008 1:34pm
@Tracey: Thanks, Tracey. I was attracted to those color contrasts.
Surprising and interesting ! I like folk art, this one seems completely out of time !
16 Aug 2008 2:55pm
@Denis: I agree. thank you, Denis.
just wonderful design work -- striking and delightful to the eye! did these designs originate from sewing templates? the look quite angular -- like embroidery patterns! marvelous!
16 Aug 2008 3:02pm
@dj.tigersprout: Yes, they could have originated from sewing patterns. An interesting observation. thank you, Jaycee.
Nice details. I like these folk art designs a lot. It remind me South-American folk art design ! And more with this wood color… Very interesting.
16 Aug 2008 4:31pm
@Calusarus: Many thanks, Calusarus.
Their homes must be so colorful and rustic. This is so sharp and clear and shows the detail to a great advantage.
16 Aug 2008 5:24pm
@Marion: thank you, Marion. I appreciate your words.
That's really different to just slapping some brown paint on....! Nice shot Mike
16 Aug 2008 9:43pm
@Observing: Thank you, Mike.
Very neat designs. They are very talented.
16 Aug 2008 10:22pm
@Nick: Thanks so much, Nick.
The buildings must be beautiful, your photo is... quite an intricate design.
17 Aug 2008 12:45am
@Betty: Thank you, Betty.
what an artwork & what a capture! congratulations!
17 Aug 2008 4:37am
@Photographs by M.E.: Thank you, M.E.
Great job capturing this beautiful design and art. Lovely picture of this work.
@John Maslowski: Thank you so much, John.
It brings to my mind the patterns on Romanian folk carpets and costumes. I like this capture because of its simplicity and elegance!
17 Aug 2008 1:23pm
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