Thursday, August 13, 2009


The Prophetess Libuse by Karel Vítězslav Mašek, painted in 1893.


Anonymous said...

Hi, the name should read Karel Vítězslav Mašek (1865 - 1927). He was a Czech painter, a contemporary of Luděk Marold and Alfons Mucha. The last monography on his Symbolism and Art Nouveau paintings was published in 2002. tadmad

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Yes, thank you. I have corrected the spelling.

I feel that my mission with this blog is to share images from my morgue and collection, and not to necessarily be an encyclopedia of information regarding those images. Many of these images are in my life because of their impact on the senses, and related information had become superfluous. When I did have labels, they were quickly inscribed on the backs of images and were not always complete or accurate.

This particular image was originally sourced from an old German periodical and the text was beyond my ken to translate.

MY POINT IS, I welcome information of this sort from knowledgeable viewers and encourage it for the benefit of other visitors to this site. Where possible, I ask everyone to please do share as much info as is reasoonable.

E.G.Palmer said...

Wow, that's fascinating! I'd never heard of Masek before.