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Self-Portrait

 

A relief in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Austria, is thought to be a self-portrait

of Anton Pilgram (1460-1516), the architect/sculptor who crafted the cathedral's pulpit.


I'm taking a quick Sunday-Tuesday trip to Dublin...back on Wednesday.



 

Self-Portrait

 

A relief in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Austria, is thought to be a self-portrait

of Anton Pilgram (1460-1516), the architect/sculptor who crafted the cathedral's pulpit.


I'm taking a quick Sunday-Tuesday trip to Dublin...back on Wednesday.



 

comments (40)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Aug 2013, 01:12
You find the darndest things, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: In this you are right, Ray! I have to agree. HA! Thanks.
Beautiful capture, Ginnie! How interesting! Have a fun, safe - quick trip! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, dear Elizabeth.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 30 Aug 2013, 05:41
How unusual to see a portrait of any of the Cathedral Architects or Craftsmen. In Wells Catheral there is a corbel of a bearded man believed to be the Master Mason, but it is the only one I know in this country. I like that he is holding the tools of his trade
Ginnie Hart: Don't you just LOVE the thought of an architect wanting to leave his personal "signature" on the place, Lisl! I'm glad to know there's another one somewhere...in YOUR country. Thanks for sharing.
  • Emma
  • France
  • 30 Aug 2013, 06:06
Somptueux contraste des couleurs !
Belle capture Ginnie
Bonne journée
Amicalement
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Emma. Merci.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Aug 2013, 06:24
A fine looking memorial to the sculptor Ginnie. I expect you'll enjoy Dublin, lots to see there
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris. We probably won't see a lot (in the Trinity College area), because we'll be getting to know each other better...but I'll try to snap a few pictures whenever I can.
très original ,beau week end
Ginnie Hart: Not something you see every day, for sure, Keyouest. smile Merci.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Aug 2013, 07:16
Oh, I remember Anton Pilgram in the Steffl Cathedral - a wonderful photo -and how wonderful your trip to Dublin - hel veel genot ervan!
Ginnie Hart: Lisl says she knows of only one such self-portrait in all of England, Philine. I find it most interesting. Hartstikke bedankt.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Aug 2013, 07:24
Love this self portrait. 500 years old....
There is so much to see in this picture. The little angle heads at the pillars.
Great shot!
Have a safe trip to Dublin and I will hold down the fort for you grin.......
(you know the saying, when the cat is gone, the mouse will play tongue )
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I just wish you had the vacation days to join me!!!! It won't be the same without you...but at least we'll both see Robin again in October. You'll do a good job holding down the fort. smile Thank you.
Nice for the creators of such fine works to be remembered for ever.
Ginnie Hart: That's a good way to put it, Martin. Thank you.
  • Helys
  • Germany
  • 30 Aug 2013, 07:27
Great artwork
Nice colors, textures, lighting
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Helys.
He doesn't look very pleased with the result of his labours Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Artists tend to be very self-deprecating, Bill, I'm afraid. Sad but true. sad
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Aug 2013, 08:19
Looks like he's admiring the work on the wall to his left. "I wouldn't do it that way if I were you!" Enjoy your trip.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Maybe, Alan. You just never know what artists are thinking, do you! smile Thanks. It'll be a fast trip but most memorable, I'm sure.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Aug 2013, 08:25
I thought this were Master Anton Pilgram, too (but this relief unter the organ is more known) http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stephansdom_Fenstergucker.jpg
Ginnie Hart: I love it, Philine. Thanks. Could be the same person?
  • Chad (Ridge)
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 30 Aug 2013, 08:50
He is not laughing out loud Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! No, he isn't, Chad. smile
  • Focales
  • France
  • 30 Aug 2013, 08:59
I like the texture of this shot Ginnie. An also the beautiful architecture of this St Stephen's cathedral
Ginnie Hart: It almost looks exactly like that, Marie. smile Merci.
Wow that's an impressive sculpture: he could be there, poking his head out!

Enjoy Dublin smile
Ginnie Hart: I really like that he's poking his head out, Martin. smile Many thanks.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 30 Aug 2013, 10:17
He must have felt the weight of such a big project. Excellent work.
Ginnie Hart: I guess so, Mary! smile Thanks.
Very well spotted and captured Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Richard. Merci.
Nah, that's the Hunchback of Notre Dame! smile

Oh, I'm sure you'll enjoy Dublin.
How strange!
I read an article about St Patrick's Day celebration in Chicago last night before I went to bed.
Dyeing the city's river green is so cool! Ha ha...
Only in Chicago thou.

PS: Do visit the Cliffs of Moher if you've got the chance! Otherwise enjoy a pint or two of Guinness at St James's Gate.
Ginnie Hart: He DOES kinda look like the Hunchback, come to think of it, LC. smile

To be hinest, most of my short time in Dublin will be only to get to know my 2 Vision & Verb collaborators better. We'll be at Trinity College and probably will only walk around and nothing more. NEXT TIME Astrid will go with me and we'll explore! But this time I will definitely down a pint or two. smile
He looks rather worried - as he might be, with that load on his head!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Tom. smile
He looks like he's not sure he got it right,Ginnie. Like me, looking at my pic's....smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, you both need to lighten up, then, Frank, based on what I've seen!!! grin
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 30 Aug 2013, 12:22
I bet I would have missed this...good eye!! Quite interesting.
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure you would have seen it, Bonnie. Isn't it wonderful!?! smile Thanks.
that is something very different and interesting smile
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Joshi. Thanks.
He looks as though he's got the weight of the whole building on his back.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe he does, Brian?! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Aug 2013, 14:16
Enjoy the trip. Bonne journée. Old Anton is holding his tool in his hand.
Ginnie Hart: Now if you had said "tools," Louis, I might have said something, but I think I'll remain silent on this one. grin
Still he remembered himself, a good policy really smile
Ginnie Hart: Good point, John!
A very observant lady.
Enjoy Dublin, I hope the weather holds for you.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sheila. Too bad it can't be for longer!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Aug 2013, 18:29
Some amazing stone work.

Hope you have a lovely time in Dublin
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Anne, on both counts. I can't believe the Dublin trip came and went so quickly!
He looks a bit sad, having to carry the pulpit on his head for centuries. The last two letters may indicate his initials (?)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Wim. And with the date, I'm sure that's why they think it's a self-portrait.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 30 Aug 2013, 21:17
Hope you enjoy Dublin and find some more interesting shots like this one.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aussie. It's hard to believe Dublin has come and gone so quickly. Soon we'll be following you to NYC!
I wonder what M. A. P. means...
Ginnie Hart: The A.P. part is the no-brainer, Larry, (Anton Pilgram) but who knows what the M. stands for?
I love those columns. Gorgeous.

Enjoy Dublin!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. And Dublin was great, short as it was!
How I look after 3 days of PPing wedding pics, a long time before I do another wedding.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, Mick, I'm sure you'll gather your wits about you and do it again before long, if it's the right people at the right time at the right place! BRAVO to you.
Well spotted. It's incredibly lifelike.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Dave.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Aug 2013, 22:05
That title made me do a double take to see if there was a reflection of you in the photo. But then I read the words...

Enjoy your visit to Dublin smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! It's all in the details, Cherry, isn't it! Thanks. The trip to Dublin came and went way too quickly...but well worth every minute of it.
self portrait? yours or his ? smile
Ginnie Hart: Definitely not mine, Dennis. smile
how unusual, but come to think of it, not unreasonable. nice find.
Ginnie Hart: The things we find while out-n-about! Thanks, Ayush.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 3 Sep 2013, 16:15
What a cool image - and I thought Alfred Hitchcock was the only one to appear in his own artworks!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, George. It's fun, isn't it! smile
There's an individuality to the portrait that suggests a real person.
Ginnie Hart: That's so true, Michael. I totally agree. Thanks.
Great capture! Can't wait to see more of our Dublin time!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Robin. Did you see my collage on our V&V FB yesterday? That was my start of the Dublin pics. I'll continue working on them because Dublin is so soulful to me!

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