Tag Archives: Gothic

The Weird and the Beautiful, part 3

Some time ago, over at Camera Picta, I did a two-part post called The Weird and the Beautiful. Among other things, it discussed an unusual – one might say ‘weird’ – image of the Madonna in the parish church of … Continue reading

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Here be dragons

Ok, admittedly, it’s just one dragon viewed from different angles. But of all the works of art I saw during a recent two-week trip through Spain and Portugal this historiated corbel was definitely one of my favourites and, in a loose way, … Continue reading

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Stones & Paint & Stucco

At some point this summer, I seriously considered writing a post that simply read: “Don’t expect to hear from me again until Christmas”. This was based on an assessment of my autumn workload which may have been slightly exaggerated but, … Continue reading

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The wheel and the Saracen (or: More wall paintings…)

So, on with the programme, i.e. more wall paintings… Last time I left off at the small Styrian village of Pürgg, where I had been looking at wall paintings ranging from the 12th to the 20th century. After leaving Pürgg I … Continue reading

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A bishop, a bust and a basilisk (and wall paintings, loads of wall paintings)

I know I promised you Romans, but I’m afraid they will have to wait a bit longer for their appearance on this blog (but hey, they have been waiting for something like 2000 years now, so I’m sure they won’t … Continue reading

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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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A Mural Rising from the Tomb…

When I was in Somerset and Devon last September, I also visited Exeter Cathedral which, among many other notable furnishings and features, also houses what I believe is one of England’s finest wall-paintings from the late 15th / early 16th … Continue reading

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