Tag Archives: Vienna

News from the Blogosphere

Now, the first piece of news (in case you have been wondering) is: I aten’t dead! One wouldn’t be amiss, however, to describe my current state as zombie-like, what with me working way too much and sleeping far too little in the past … 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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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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Gustav Klimt, Adolphe Stoclet and… Gentile da Fabriano, or: Some Thoughts on Art-Nouveau and the Middle Ages

As mentioned in my previous post, I spent most of last week at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds and, as promised, a proper conference report will appear here soon or at least soonish… Today’s post, however, will be dedicated … Continue reading

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Late medieval cityscapes

In my last post I was talking about the so-called Retable du Parlement from Paris and how it shows an actual cityscape, i.e. Paris, in the background: True enough, to the very left of the painting there’s the Tour de … Continue reading

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Face lift

A piece of good news: After four years of intensive cleaning and restoration work, the main facade of Vienna’s late medieval Stephansdom [St. Stephen’s Cathedral] now shines with renewed splendour: I have to admit that the restoration work was actually … Continue reading

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