Two great bronze horses sculpted by Josef Thorak for Adolf Hitler’s New Reich Chancellery that were abandoned on a Soviet military base in East Germany will become American-German government property after a legal settlement with the collector who acquired them, according to the German culture ministry.
As archaeologists discovered new mass graves of plague and famine victims during the reconstruction of the Ossuary in Kutná Hora in Czechia, the location has now gained the status of probably the largest plague burial ground in Europe.
How often we relax to the Hispanic melodies of Isaac Albeniz. His Rapsodia Espanola, Sevilla and Granada, based on Catalan folk songs, are perhaps the better known of his many compositions. These lovely melodies evoke the Spanish dream more than could any Goya painting but what of the man behind the music? Like most composers his life was as notable as was his music.
Nördlingen is a town in the Donau-Ries district, in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany, with a population of approximately 19,190. It is located approximately 115 km (71 mi) east of Stuttgart, and 145 km (90 mi) northwest of Munich.
The video features a school teacher in the Town of Banff, Alberta, Canada, named Heather Jean Jordan, who has been climbing the steeple of a local place of worship, St. George’s-in-the-Pines Anglican Church, each day since the Coronavirus outbreak shut so much down, and playing ‘Amazing Grace’ on the bells for anyone within ear range to hear. Enjoy the music and the natural beauty.
Free admission to the exhibition of medieval torture as a gift, a taste for the macabre: Dracula’s castle in Romania is today the centre of vaccination against coronavirus.
The most inflammatory, politically woke Turner Prize shortlist so far has been announced. It signals not only the death of the individual artist but, in time, the end of our great art institutions.
Grand Duke Nicholas Konstantinovich of Russia (1850 – 1918) was the first-born son of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich who was the younger brother of the Russian emperor Alexander II, and Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna of Russia. He was also the grandson of Tsar Nicholas I and cousin of Tsar Alexander III.
THE THIRD REICH’S architectural triumphs, Olympic events and trade exhibitions, were extravagantly adorned by the most stunning sculptures. These splendours have since been destroyed and their records airbrushed out of the history books by the victors of World War II.
A group of 14 paintings, watercolours, and drawings by the twice elected German chancellor Adolf Hitler went under the hammer at the Weilder auction house in Nuremberg several years ago collectively fetching €400,000 ($450,000).