Tag Archives: Czechoslovakia

1899: The Fools

František Kupka: Les Fous (1899)

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1973: La Planète sauvage

René Laloux, director: La Planète sauvage (1973). Released as Fantastic Planet in the USA. (In French, “sauvage” means “wild” in the sense of “untamed.” Wildflowers are fleurs sauvages, for example.)

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1945: The Book of Alfred Kantor

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day—Yom HaShoah Alfred Kantor was 22 when he was sent to Theresienstadt, the ”model ghetto” 40 miles north of Prague that the Nazis had created for Czech Jews. He was then sent to Auschwitz and, later, … Continue reading

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1909: Accident

Karel Myslbek: Neštěstí na stavbě [Accident on a Construction Site] (1909)

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1910: Streetcar

Jakub Schikaneder: Streetcar in Prague (c. 1910)

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1968: Cow

Jiri Kolar: Cow Having Eaten Up Canaletto (1968)

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