Posting a picture I shot of the below Michal Trpák umbrella man last year, I’m ashamed to admit that I completely ignored the above lady, hanging practically next to him – as well as the fly on the wall.

Unless, of course, she decided to join her fellow umbrella user, some time between last summer and two weeks ago. You never know.

Umbrella man, Michal Trpák.

K on Sun

Fully aware that I’ve posted both a photograph and a YouTube clip of this before, the last time we visited, a year and a half ago, David Černý’s 39-ton kinetic Kafka head didn’t move, so filmed this some two weeks ago.

The baby, 2001. The sum total of ten of David Černý’s babies, 350 centimetres long and 260 centimetres tall, have been put up on different sites in Prague. This one, along with two others, on Kampa.

Il Commendatore, 2000, Anna Chromy (b 1940).

Bronze sculpture in memory of Mozart’s Don Giovanni premiere in Prague on 29 October 1787, put up in front of the National theatre, in which it premiered.

Czech art

A very careful selection of Czech artists, from our visit in the Prague National Gallery the other day. More likely to follow, if not from the National Gallery.

P.S. Please note that some of the pictures were shot under challenging light conditions.

K for kultura

As far as I remember I promised more art by Czech artist David Černý, so here goes, starting with the massive, 11 metres tall, 39 tons heavy Franz Kafka “bust”, consisting of 42 motorised, movable panels, which unfortunately didn’t move when we visited, so stole this YouTube clip:

I did, however, manage to shoot this, the other day, in the Franz Kafka museum courtyard, named Proudy:

Please notice how the two gentlemen not only appear to be urinating on the map of the Czech republic, but also seem to write something on it (what ever it may be).

There are, of course, other Černý works to be seen, but seeing as we were here to enjoy ourselves we really didn’t mind. We did, however, stumble across this bloke, sculpted by Michal Trpák, evidently:

And, of course, Franz Kafka, once more, sitting on the shoulders of someone he (or his protagonist?) met in an early short story, Description of struggle:

This bronze sculpture by Czech sculptor Jaroslav Róna stands between Prague’s Church of the Holy Spirit and its Spanish Synagogue, in the city’s Jewish quarter.

K for Kultura – or Kafka, if you will.

Le penseur en dehors de la boîte

Donc je suis.