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St Jacob, Prague: Ceiling

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 2 October 2010 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

St Jacob's (or St James' if you prefer) ceiling depicts various stations in the life of the virgin Mary (In the temple, Visitation, Annunciation, Engagement with Joseph, St Joachim and St Anna take Mary to the temple). Another five paintings in the presbytery vaults show creation, redemption, and blessing of the world and two other scenes with Mary. All paintings done by Franz Maximilian Voget, 1736.

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Symmetry and depth - Love it!

2 Oct 2010 5:11am

@MissT: Many thanks, MissT!

Phil D. Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Such a great feeling of depth and height in this amazing shot.

2 Oct 2010 7:18am

@Phil D. Morris: This kind of picture cycle was quite popular back then.

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

L'architecture et les création de cet intérieur sont en valeur sur ce travail !!
J'aime le résultat , bon week end

2 Oct 2010 7:44am

@Wolfen: Merci beaucoup, Wolfen!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Another tremendous shot, has this been stitched too?

2 Oct 2010 8:56am

@Curly: No, this time it's a single shot. The one from St Nicholas was born out of necessity, not even intended, and I was glad and surprised about the result. But this shot here is the basic version: mount wide-angle lens, put camera on the floor, click. :-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This almost feels like the 'artist's proof' - if they had such things - a beautiful record of the art.

2 Oct 2010 11:46am

@Ronnie 2¢: The amazing fact is: many representative buildings like this (churches as well as palaces) have this kind of picture cycle on the ceiling. Plenty of them.

Laurent from Lyon, France

gorgeous ceiling and as always a very good technique from you even if you say that it is just about put the camera on the floor. ;o)

2 Oct 2010 12:46pm

@Laurent: Thanks, Laurent! Indeed, there are shots that are much more difficult to take with less spectacular results. These ceiling shots have a good effort/success ratio. :-)

Mariana Maodush from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful image . Gorgeous ceiling , and super POV !

2 Oct 2010 12:51pm

@Mariana Maodush: Many thanks, Mariana!

apodromos from chalkida, Greece

big great capture

2 Oct 2010 4:48pm

@apodromos: Thank you, apodromos!

Olivier from Manage, Belgium


2 Oct 2010 5:47pm

@Olivier: Thanks a lot!

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Fab ceiling shot. The paintings/murals are mind blowing. Words fail me really. Puts my little Welsh church from today into perspective!!!

2 Oct 2010 9:09pm

@Philip: Just visited it - no reason to hide that beauty!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Love doing the <rool up/roll down> of this image. Very clear details in the painting! absolutely glorious capture!

3 Oct 2010 7:45am

@Japanalia: Many thanks, Gabriela!

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

like the spine of God - great perspective!

3 Oct 2010 9:06pm

@Jason Kravitz: Thank you, Sir!