Wednesday, February 28, 2007

V + W and Ježek

In the wake of the Ježek exhibition, it seems time to show my photos of the graves of Voskovec, Werich, and Ježek, which can all be found at Olšanska. Admittedly, they don't look like this in February.

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Blogger Kristen said...

The Jezek family grave wins--hands down.

February 28, 2007 9:45 PM  
Blogger Karla said...

Why do you say that?

February 28, 2007 11:34 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

It's simply more aesthetically pleasing to this woman who spent her teenage years haunting graveyards.

March 01, 2007 11:44 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Oh, um, and a good portion of her twenties photographing them.

March 01, 2007 11:45 PM  
Blogger Karla said...

Well, I too have spent a good deal of time photographing graveyards, and I have to disagree on this. Nothing wrong with the Ježek family grave, but it is extremely conventional, which may suit Ježek's parents but says nothing about Ježek the modernist and jazz composer, who was even a founding member of the Prague surrealist group.

While I don't know that the Voskovec and Werich stones are my favorite Czech tombstones (Czech graves can be very creative), they relate to the aesthetic of posters done for V+W's most famous work, the Liberated Theater. I also like the fact that V+W are brought back together in death after being separated by postwar politics.

March 02, 2007 8:51 AM  

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