The Seasons Come, The Seasons Go

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Works for children by the Czech artist Josef Lada (1887 – 1957):
01 Josef Lada, Detem, title page

02 Josef Lada, Detem

03 Josef Lada, Detem

04 Josef Lada, Detem

05 Josef Lada, Detem

06 Josef Lada, Detem

07 Josef Lada, Detem

08 Josef Lada, Detem

09 Josef Lada, Detem

10 Josef Lada, Detem

11 Josef Lada, Detem

12 Josef Lada, Detem

13 Josef Lada, Detem

14 Josef Lada, Detem

15 Josef Lada, Detem

16 Josef Lada, Detem

17 Josef Lada, Detem

18 Josef Lada, Detem

19 Josef Lada, Detem

20 Josef Lada, Detem (detail)
(detail of the above)

These images from the 1953 Czech collection Detem come from all parts of Lada’s career. (Note the dates in some of the images.) A commenter on my previous Lada post pointed out that “one of the specifics of Josef Lada is that if you observe his work it does not change much during the years.”

The book seems to be divided into seasons (and reminded me that winter will eventually end), so I took the opportunity to finally name a post after a Bobbie Gentry song (also notable for a rare use of the word “rivulets” in a pop song).

I recommend viewing these large.

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Will Schofield is the editor of 50 Watts (original name: A Journey Round My Skull) and Writers No One Reads. More from this author →