Friday, January 25, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
"Between 1838 and 1850 Carl Rottmann (1797-1850) was commissioned by King Ludwig I. of Bavaria to paint 23 scenes of Greek landscapes. The monumental paintings were created on large, transportable plaster boards each weighing 400 kilos. Presenting a sequence of pictures circling from Athens via Sparta to Olympia, the landscape portraits depict the most important sites of Ancient Greece.
However, Rottmann did not reconstruct an idyllic Arcadia, nor did he idealise the ancient places made famous in myths and history. Instead, he chose to portray them as he had come to know them on his travels in the years 1834/35: partly solitary, partly ravaged landscapes."
Here is some of those paintings:
Aigina with the Temple of Aphaia
Corinth with Acrocorinth
Sikyon with Mount Parnassus
Sikyon with Corinth
Athens, Acropolis and Olympion
Posted by T.K. at 19:42
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
"Ancestral Cult is an organisation created by Varg Vikernes and Marie Cachet, in order to revive the ancient European philosophy and religion. Our aim is to reconstruct the lost European culture, and create the opportunity for Europeans to learn more about their own culture, but also to have access to entertainment related to their morals, their beliefs, and their philosophy."
Posted by T.K. at 18:40