The cloister of St Trophime supports some remarkable and eye-catching imagery, full of nightmares and the fears of a superstitious age. St Trophime (and its cloisture) was built around the 12th century and is a fine example of Romanesque architecture.
Continue reading “The Cloister of St Trophime, Arles”
St Vitus Cathedral in Prague is (currently) the worlds most recent gothic cathedral, begun in 1344 in late gothic style, finally consecrated in 1929. As such, it features a mixture of late-gothic, baroque, renaissance architectural styles, and stain-glass windows from as recent as the early 20th century by Alfons Mucha, Prague’s most celebrated artist in the last century. Continue reading “St Vitus Cathedral, Prague”
Vienna is a city steeped in culture and as one comes to it for the first time, it is actually overwhelming in the diversity and richness of what it has to offer. There is much to say about it, far more than can possibly be covered here, I thought I would present a collection of images from some of the museum visits that I made during my short sojourn here. Continue reading “Art in Vienna”
I was fortunate to be in Ravenna during its Festival of Night, Notte D’orio. These festivals are a fantastic adventure, an intersection of the various arts; from music all around the city streets, its various museums open for free visits until midnight, street performers, dance parties, and the like. Continue reading “Around Ravenna, Art”
In Scotland, the trees are somewhat sparse in places due to substantive logging. In others, the climate is harsh, the trees seem carved out of the landscape in defiance of the conditions under which they find themselves. In still others, the community of trees we call forests. Continue reading “Alpine Trees, Scotland”