The Gates of Hell

Well, not quite. But these ironwork monstrosities (in the VERY best way, and you know I mean that) are so sublimely beautiful I needed to share. Gothic font, quatrefoils, arches, rococo waves, art nouveau forms, forged ironwork... how I love you. And how interesting is the perspectival illusion of depth in the below right image?!

Screen, 18th century. Church of St. Ulrich, Augsburg

From Decorative Ironwork by Umberto imelli and Giovanni Vergerio.

1 comment:

The HouseCat said...

Oo, these things are absolutely fabulous. I'm going to try and find a copy of that book for myself because I ADORE decorative iron-work.

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