Monday, November 21, 2011

Joza Uprka, Waldstein Riding School Museum, Prague

An interesting exhibit . . . technically, he useds slatherings and daubs of painting, as by other artists, but in his own style . . . thematically, he harkens back to a conservative past, a nationalistic past that conflicted with the Communists as much as it would conflict with Modern Czech Republic . . . so, sort of an anomaly . . . his artistic cataloguing of common labourers is more scientific / orderly than that say of Van Gogh's Potato Eaters, but almost as moving . . . the Gravellier, the mowers, the harrowers . . .
we were befuddled to discover there were two Riding School Museums in Prague, one at the Prague Castle, and the other here at the Waldstein Chateau . . . apparently, before the day of the auto, this "overhead" over-and-above simple Stables was de rigeur.

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