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mr_B
04-02-2010, 09:31:29
http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/epic-fail-stone-sculpture-fail.jpg

Funko
04-02-2010, 09:43:40
:lol:

Oerdin
04-02-2010, 11:06:41
Konrad must have been a very flexible man.

Funko
04-02-2010, 11:13:28
It's not that Hard Riele

Oerdin
04-02-2010, 11:59:44
Personal experience?

Back!
04-02-2010, 12:00:57
he's probably a Rein bending from around the corner

Back!
04-02-2010, 12:02:25
hey, I now realise it's Konrad face peeking from under his back

Cheshire Cat
04-02-2010, 12:08:02
Dyl or Vinne might confirm us, that a German bent -hard around a corner, could actually be Eckhard

Lurker
04-02-2010, 16:01:05
Is that architecture or art?

MDA
04-02-2010, 17:41:41
funded by a government grant for fine art, no doubt

Drekkus
05-02-2010, 15:17:28
where is this?

mr_B
05-02-2010, 15:22:13
cathedral cologne I presume

Drekkus
05-02-2010, 15:26:56
why?

mr_B
05-02-2010, 15:38:03
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konrad_von_Hochstaden

in 1226 he was canon and, some years later, provost of the cathedral of Cologne
The whole temporal administration of Konrad was a series of struggles with some neighbouring princes and with the citizens of Cologne

Lazarus and the Gimp
05-02-2010, 17:45:24
It's a traditional church design. There's another famous autofellator at Saint-Servais in Brittany.

Lazarus and the Gimp
05-02-2010, 17:50:06
More depictions of bestiality and extreme insertions in medieval church art can be found here- http://www.beyond-the-pale.org.uk/zxLuxuria.htm

Lurker
05-02-2010, 18:55:02
Why am I not surprised that Laz is the forum expert on this topic?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
05-02-2010, 19:36:49
The picture is from Cologne city hall, although the Konrad statue itself is missing there (was in restauration).

But it may be close to the initial idea as the citizens of Cologne had a bit of struggle with Konrad of Highstand.

Oerdin
06-02-2010, 10:02:55
More depictions of bestiality and extreme insertions in medieval church art can be found here- http://www.beyond-the-pale.org.uk/zxLuxuria.htm

Wasn't art like this designed to illustrate sins to an illiterate population? I believe they were put on the outside of churches to show the sins of the world outside while the insides of the churches depicted holy scenes.

mr_B
06-02-2010, 10:09:07
no

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-02-2010, 08:33:15
nonono

Oerdin
08-02-2010, 12:01:33
Throughout the Middle Ages, most sculpture is attached to the walls of the church. The cathedral was a "sermon in stone" which could be "read" by an illiterate population. Before a worshipper has even entered the church, he would find images of saints and sinners, of angelic beings and the punishment of the damned. All stood as a reminder of the importance of holding one's thoughts to God.

http://www.robinurton.com/history/medieval.htm

I wasn't exactly right (on the inside and outside thing) but I was pretty close. The churches would have statues of saints and sinners, acts God supposedly hated, and the punishment those sinners received in the after life.

mr_B
08-02-2010, 12:57:07
http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/epic-fail-placement-fail.jpg

Funko
09-02-2010, 12:13:58
:lol: