I underscore the words Spiessbürger and Biedermeierzeit. And just mechanically: Munich, Dachau. You see, it is not difficult to combine an admiration for Spitzweg’s bourgeois and good-natured art with an admiration for the concentration camps, where Jews and anyone daring to cry out 'Freedom!' are herded.
Tell me what paintings you give as gifts, and I will tell you who you are.
Richter’s drawings influenced Mánes, and Mánes, in turn, influenced Aleš. The same entity can be used for both virtuous and malevolent ends. ‘Integral nationalisms, including the German and the Czech kinds, have much in common,’ remarked one editor. Therefore, patriots, think carefully before you raise your voices.”