Ceiling fresco, Tegernsee Abbey, Germany

Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 25 January 2008 in Art & Design.

The former Benedictine monastery at Tegernsee, Bavaria, hosts the local Catholic parish church of Saint Quirinus and is a fine example of Baroque refurbishment after the disastrous Thirty Years' War (1618-1648). The photograph shows one of the many paintings on the ceiling, where folk belief and tradition meets masterly painting. Here's another shot that I took there.

Porcsin from Debrecen, Hungary

Beautiful!

25 Jan 2008 10:07am

@Porcsin: Quite typical paintings for churches in the southern parts of Germany :)

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Gorgeous, MS.

25 Jan 2008 1:27pm

@Michael Skorulski: Thank you! This church is very neat, it has a very 'clean' appearance.

Scott Collins from Ontario, California, United States

Wow, the lighting was perfect to get the texture in the ceiling. Fantastic.

25 Jan 2008 2:10pm

@Scott Collins: I was quite lucky, it was a hot summer day and interior was illuminated well.

Harald from Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Beautiful !!

25 Jan 2008 4:57pm

@Harald: Danke! Meinen Jahresurlaub würde ich vielleicht nicht zwingend am Tegernsee verbringen, aber Landschaft und Ortschaft haben zweifelsohne ihre Reize. Diese Kirche gehört auf jeden Fall dazu :-)

Brites from Lisboa, Portugal

Wonderful image with excellent definition.

25 Jan 2008 8:07pm

@Brites: Thanks a lot! Light was no problem, the sun was great :)

Michael from Wuppertal, Germany

hmhmh... was soll ich dazu noch sagen, bin ein wenig sprachlos.

25 Jan 2008 9:47pm

@Michael: Naja, Bayern ist ja nicht weit von Italien, da hat man sich wohl was abgeschaut :-)
Vielleicht noch was zu meiner Motivation: wenn man wie ich aus einer ziemlich kargen Gegend stammt (in meinem Fall das Bermudadreieck Neuß-Mönchengladbach-Köln), sind Kirchen die einzigen 'schönen' Orte. Insbesondere alte katholische Kirchen, selbst die kleinsten, sind eine Aufforderung zum Schauen, bis hin zur völligen Überwältigung. Dem komme ich gerne nach! Lange bevor ich eine vernünftige Kamera besaß, habe ich mir gewünscht, Stimmung und Gegenstände dieser Orte festzuhalten. Das kann ich jetzt :-)
Dafür habe ich keine Ahnung von Portraitfotos, sowas macht mich total nervös :-D

Steven from Montreal, Canada

Beautiful image, nicely framed!

25 Jan 2008 10:51pm

@Steven: Thank you Steven! The whole church was filled with paintings and stucco like this, it was very enjoyable!

Oswegan from Lake Oswego, United States

Very nice detail.

26 Jan 2008 1:05am

@Oswegan: Maybe you like this one, too :-)

Barbara from Florida, United States

Very nicely framed, perfect lighting. It is these masterpieces that are a wonderful experience to see. I love the white ornate decorative trim surrounding the mural.

26 Jan 2008 3:21am

@Barbara: Yes, this is very decorative! Also it is a citation of the 'national' colours of Bavaria which are blue and white.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Beautifully framed in all that white which brings forth all the colours!

22 Feb 2008 2:28pm

@Japanalia: You're right, that's a very beautiful effect! Since light was almost perfect that day, contours and colours came out very well :)

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