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1) Josef Mánes: the pioneer of modern Czech art

Josef Mánes, 'Josefína'
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Josef Mánes left a rich legacy to the Czech Republic - but also fell afoul of a mysterious curse. What is the identity of the woman with the mysterious smile in his painting Josefína, “the Czech Mona Lisa”? And what is the curse of the astronomical clock? Find out more in the first instalment of our new series on Czech painters.