Earth Panorama: Apocalypse Chapel, St. Egid, Klagenfurt, Austria.

apocalypse chapel

This is a bizarre place that only a full spherical panorama can do justice. The paintings that adorn every square inch of the interior of the “Apocalypse Chapel,” actually called St. Egid, in Klagenfurt, Austria, are eye-popping, strange, life-affirming, frightening, and enrapturing all at once. This is something you absolutely have to see in the full panorama (I would embed it here if I could, but 360cities doesn’t allow that unfortunately).

The Apocalypse Chapel is the brainchild of Ernst Fuchs, an artist who belongs to the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism. Herr Fuchs, who survived the Shoah (Holocaust), converted to Roman Catholicism and much of his amazing artwork is devotional in nature. He began working on the Apocalypse Chapel about 1990 and various of his apprentices worked with him on it, such as noted American artist Amanda Sage. The Apocalypse Chapel is intended to illustrate the Book of Revelations…

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~ by ottorapp on January 29, 2016.

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