St. Jacob's Life

Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 14 October 2009 in Art & Design.

As demanded, a closer look to the ceiling of St. Jakob, Bamberg, depicting various episodes from the saint's life.

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

this is so it the colours used, or the modern almost cartoon like representation? Excellent MS!

14 Oct 2009 6:33am

@Ted: It's a modest Baroque illusionist painting, the perspective and proportions look correct when seen from the hall. Its colours and simplicity are indeed unusual, making it look more modern than it really is.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada


14 Oct 2009 2:48pm


Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful close-up that you captured from below. Looking straight up through a viewfinder almost always makes me a bit unsteady.

14 Oct 2009 5:34pm

@Steven: I'm only looking up for getting the needed values, then I put the camera on the floor, that's the trick. :-)

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

oh -- yes, thank you!! just amazing!

14 Oct 2009 7:48pm

@dj.tigersprout: Something for your living room...? ;-)

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Can't pinpoint the feeling ....maybe a 60's sci-fi aura?

15 Oct 2009 2:03am

@Twelvebit: A bit of this, yes. Unfortunately I couldn't figure out the artist's name yet.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Further confirms my liking for this church : refreshingly different.

15 Oct 2009 6:34pm

@Ronnie 2¢: It's also a church you won't find in every tourist guide. Many guides (or guided tours) avoid it. It doesn't deserve that.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I like the way the Crucifix is mounted, but I'm at a loss with the painting.......

17 Oct 2009 5:46am

@Japanalia: Very unusual art, for sure. But an interesting one.


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