Tag Archives: conservation & restoration

How about a game of…

… spot the Crucifixion? The rules are quite simple, really: All you need is a late medieval wall painting, like this one here… … and a guidebook claiming that there’s a Crucifixion scene depicted in said painting. And then you … Continue reading

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Seckau Abbey, or Another Stop on the Romanesque Trail

Remember how, back in August, I was so infatuated with the amazing photos of Romanesque architecture on the Via Lucis Photography blog that I just had to go and look at some actual Romanesque buildings myself? As you probably recall, … Continue reading

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Save Giotto!

Only a couple of weeks ago I blogged about Giotto’s lost frescoes in Naples which were destroyed by an earthquake in 1456. Now it seems that Giotto’s most important surviving cycle of wall paintings, the decoration of the Scrovegni Chapel … Continue reading

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Man, I hate it when they do that…

This morning a tweet from Janus Medioevo caught my attention: It announced a “rarissimo ritratto di Federico II di Svevia” [“a very rare portrait of emperor Frederick II”], and contained a link to an article about a 13th century fresco … Continue reading

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Cleaning artworks in the 15th/16th century

Today, I thought I was going to write my first post in the lost-artworks-series I recently announced. Then, however, I looked at the date and figured I’d rather do something about depictions of the Adoration of the Kings instead. But … Continue reading

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John Gower’s Tomb

As mentioned in my last post, only little remains of Winchester Palace in Southwark and you probably have to be a die-hard medievalist to include it in your list of things to see in London. But if you decide to … Continue reading

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Innsbruck “Street Art” (Late Medieval Edition)

As you will have gathered from my last post, my visit to the Tyrolean State Museum was not primarily motivated by my desire to see their Rembrandt. Rather, I went there to see the museum’s excellent medieval collection. Due to … Continue reading

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