Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 16 February 2009 in Art & Design.
The pulpit of St. Mariä Himmelfahrt, a fine sample of Early Baroque art, executed by Jeremias Geißelbrunn in 1634.
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Magnificent decoration, and speaking to the congregation from such grandeur must be impressive.
16 Feb 2009 5:22am
@Observing: This is especially important if the sermon gets a bit boring. :-)
My goodness is that all made of gold?? Incredible!!!
16 Feb 2009 5:52am
@Linerberry: Should be wood with some golden applications.
Love the details, beautiful shot!
16 Feb 2009 6:28am
How lovely. What beautiful intricate detail, MS.
16 Feb 2009 2:24pm
@Michael Skorulski: It's really impressive. And quite huge.
wow, i cannot believe the details here! these images are really good, my friiend! jim
16 Feb 2009 4:22pm
@jim: Glad you like it, Jim! Just sit down and make yourself at home. :-)
Amazing details. So ornate.
16 Feb 2009 5:53pm
@Laurie: Thought we need something cheerful after yesterday's ruins! :-)
Intricate, detailed, the artist must have had amazing patients.
16 Feb 2009 11:31pm
@JoeB: One or two years of concentrated handcraft, I'd say.
Beautiful details. Very complex piece of art.
17 Feb 2009 12:32am
@akarui: Must be 1 to 2 years of handicraft.
The colors are incredible, not sure if it's just me who sees this but IMHO i think it could have been sharper unless that's what you intended.
17 Feb 2009 3:01am
@Luis: Touché! Yes, it could have been sharper, and there are some reasons for this: 1) I changed the perspective a bit (resulting in a slight blur in the upper parts of the image), 2) I didn't use a tripod, 3) it was quite dark and the autofocus sometimes has a tough job to do. You're completely right, that's a reason why I love the churches of Rome, as they often are well lit and make it simpler to take some good shots. But hey - next summer will come and I'll be back to this church with better light! :-)
Beautifully detailed and ornate. But one too many heads and faces staring out at me. :-)
17 Feb 2009 2:31pm
@Steven: They're friendly. :)
A mere man standing in that would be kinda insignificant . . but, I guess, that is part of the intention.
17 Feb 2009 8:27pm
@Ronnie 2¢: Let's face it: not every sermon is a masterpiece of rhetoric. I'm always glad for something to catch my eye for making this quarter-hour a visual pleasure, nonetheless.
I love objects with this kind of detail.
17 Feb 2009 11:09pm
@Twelvebit: Something that would be difficult to find in modern churches.
either way though i love the shot i'll keep an eye out for this next year lol
18 Feb 2009 4:15am
@Luis: I'll let you know. :-)
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