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Advent Calendar – Door 15: The entrance of the Rüdenhof in Vienna

Carl L. Wiesböck, The Entrance of the Rüdenhof in Erdberg, 1849 Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna (Public Domain) This is practically around the corner from my apartment in Vienna. Well, at least it would have been if my apartment had already existed … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 6: The Rotenturm Gate in Vienna

Anton Stutzinger, The Rotenturm Gate in Vienna Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna (Public Domain) When I entered the term “gate” in the search box of the Europeana Collections, the first two or three result pages included a large number of images depicting … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 5: Two gates in Vienna

Gate of Palais Caprara-Geymüller, Vienna, 1694–1698 Elemér Révhelyi collection, Kuny Domokos Museum, Tata (CC BY) Browsing through the Europeana database, I stumbled upon the intriguing photographic collection of Hungarian art historian Elemér Révhelyi (1889–1976). Now housed in the Kuny Domokos … Continue reading

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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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