© Josef Reiter, Schlierbach Abbey
Some of you will think: how can I indulge myself in baroque art and architecture … everlasting? I will tell you. It is easier as you think. The clue is a web, an international virtual museum that concentrates on Baroque Art and on Islamic Art. It was founded 30 years ago! It was a great honor when an art historian (with whom I share the love for baroque art and architecture) asked me if I wouldn´t like to contribute articles? I wanted of course and agreed in the very moment as this was a good reason to more concentrate on baroque.
© Josef Reiter, Schlierbach Abbey, church´s facade
As I have discovered amazing baroque buildings in Upper Austria in the last years (you will probably remember the article about the Church in Spital am Pyhrn) it was clear that I would start there. A breathtaking building of single beauty is the Schlierbach Abbey Church with a “double baroque” interior. To get the riddle solved what double baroque means, please read my article here.
© Josef Reiter, Schlierbach Abbey Church, view to the high altar
If you want to read this article or another one please click here (for the monuments in Austria, those of other countries can be found on top of the left side under “Permanent Collection” and “Sort by Country”). Please click on the photos for enlarged versions. And scroll down, down, down to find more about details – Special Features – and appropriate photos. Enjoy and immerse yourself in the baroque world.
© Josef Reiter, Schlierbach Abbey Church, detail