The Seasons Come, The Seasons Go

Closing out 2010 with the best of the best: works for children by the Czech artist Josef Lada (1887–1957). Happy New Year!















































































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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).

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