Aug 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: Unreal Ceiling Fresco in Germany

 

UNREAL CEILING FRESCO IN GERMANY

 

life of st paulinus fresco by christoph thomas scheffler trier germany Picture of the Day: Unreal Ceiling Fresco in Germany

Photograph by Berthold Werner

 

Painted on the nave of St. Paulinus’ Church in Trier, Germany, is this incredible fresco by Rococo artist Christoph Thomas Scheffler (1699-1756). The fresco portrays scenes from the life of St Paulinus and depictions of the martyrdom of the Theban Legion.

A Baroque church, St. Pailunus’ was constructed between 1734 and 1753. The image above is a vertical panorama stitched from 11 separate photographs. To truly appreciate the amazing detail of this painting, be sure to check out the 10.14 mb 3800 x 7809 pixel version on Wikimedia Commons.

 

 

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