Brno, July 19 (BD) – As a continuation of the Statues in Brno project, there will appear two new art pieces to commemorate influential people from Brno – a Jesuit Rector Martin Středa who helped to defend Brno against Swedes in Thirty Years’ War and exceptional architect Adolf Loos.

Martin Středa, a prominent theologian had a great influence on Brno’s culture during the darkest times of the Thirty Years’ War. His figure will appear at the Beethoven Street in front of the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, where he is buried.

Loos was born in 1870 in Brno. In his early twenties, he traveled United States, got inspired by the New World, and devoted himself to architecture.

His focused on internal designs for shops and cafes in Vienna where he settled. Loos wrote Ornament and Crime, a scathing review of Viennese Secession, an Austrian art movement. For his influence on the architecture there will be built a statue at Janáčkovo náměstí, near the house he lived in as a child.

The latest result of the project Statues in Brno is a head of poet Jan Skácel at the Špilberk castle.

The visual styles of newly planned sculptures have not been decided yet. The contest for the statues will take place this summer.

Photo Credit: Martin Strachoň

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