I just checked out the Vachal site. The ISBN they give for the book those last images are from appears to be for an Abrams book about Louise Bourgeois. There does seem to be at least one Vachal retrospective on Amazon: 8071857637.
Hi, I'm really enjoying your blog, so much beautiful art!I've never managed to find very much written about Váchal that isn't in Czech. I first saw his work in Litomyšl about 15 years ago, the whole town is full of his art, including huge scraffito murals. I went to the Portmoneum and was quite spooked and didn't think much more of it, but over the years his work haunted me, especially the Moravian landscape woodcuts, and now I'm a big fan. I really regret not buying a lovely calendar full of his prints at the museum, I'm hoping to go there in Spring, maybe I'll buy a few.
Thanks Chris, not sure what's up with that book. My pal calypsospots also uploaded images by him which I think come from a couple Czech retrospectives (I didn't link there only because I plan to post some of them sooner or later). I'm also interested in knowing more about his writing.Mary, I find a lot of his work very disturbing -- I would love to see it in person some day. Also, as a worshipper of Sandy Denny, I'll be checking out your music!
Very emotional and powerful pieces. Nice.
Will thanks for posting this series. The title and images deeply resonated with me. I actually reposted most of them on my blog. I hope you don't mind.
i don't see how the poems could be better than the imagesyou don't need the words....
They remind me a little of Blake!! But happier. Thanks.