Tag Archives: Romanticism

Advent Calendar – Door 23: The Entrance to Luther’s Chamber

Georg Konrad Rothbart, Entrance of the Lutherstube in the Veste Coburg, c. 1844 Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg (CC BY-NC-SA) A view of the Lutherstube [Luther’s Chamber] in the Veste Coburg, an important fortress in Upper Franconia. The chamber takes its … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 19: The entrance of Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel, litograph by T. Picken after D. Roberts from: J. P. Lawson, Scotland Delineated in a Series of Views by Clarkson Stanfield, London 1847-1854; Corson Collection, University of Edinburgh (CC BY) This is the title page of Scotland Delineated, … Continue reading

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C. D. Friedrich at the Far Side

Caspar David Friedrich’s The Chasseur in the Forest is one of the master’s most enigmatic paintings (and, considering the cryptic symbolism of Friedrich’s work in general, that’s saying something…). Showing a lonely soldier in French uniform wandering through a wintery … Continue reading

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How Gothic Can You Get?

So, I was thinking of doing a quick Halloween-related post, you know, maybe just post a picture that was sufficiently spooky and Gothic for the occasion… Well, as it turns out, the most Halloween-y picture I could think of is … Continue reading

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