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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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Thirteenth-Century Floor Tiles at Cleeve Abbey (and elsewhere)

(Note to the reader: This post comes with a somewhat lenghty introduction which doesn’t have all that much to do with the rest of the post. So if you’re only interested in the part about the floor tiles, just skip … Continue reading

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Something Baroque, for a Change…

Less than two months after starting this blog it feels to me as if I’m already way behind schedule – there already is a long list of posts-to-write-as-soon-as-I-find-the-time piling up in the back of my mind, and I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Innsbruck “Street Art” (Early Modern Edition)

At the end of the previous post, I left you standing under the late medieval portico of town magistrate Walter Zeller’s house in Innsbruck. Now, if we move out from under the portico, into the street, you’ll find that there’s … 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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