Tag Archives: Romanesque

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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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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Dragons, lions and whatnot

A week or so ago, Dennis Aubrey over at Via Lucis – that amazing blog dedicated to photography of (mostly) Romanesque architecture in France – posted an entry about the sculptural decoration of the 12th century facade of the Prieuré Sainte Gemme. … 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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Bad Deutsch Altenburg – The Sequel

As promised at the end of my previous post, here’s the magnificent parish church right next to the cemetery chapel in Bad Deutsch Altenburg: I should point out perhaps that in the above photo the cemetery chapel looks disproportionately large … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Porch Makes! (Romanesque Edition)

I’ve recently stumbled upon some cool ‘new’ blogs dedicated to the Middle Ages in general and to medieval art in particular. When I say ‘new’, what I actually mean is ‘new to me‘ since most of them have been in … 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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