Cultural History Articles

Till Eulenspiegel

He is probably the most famous Jester in European cultural history and is still the symbol of the funny mocker. But if you leave aside the children's versions of his stories and look at the original narrative, you will soon notice that this Till Eulenspiegel stands...

Fête champêtre

Jean-Antoine Watteau, who died far too early, was one of the most important artists of his time. He went down in cultural history as the founder of French rococo painting, for which he, as an eternal outsider, was both an impetus and an utmost achievement.   His...

Napoleon’s bees

If one obtains a throne by one's own efforts, then one would do well to legitimize this claim by all possible means. This seemed even more important at a time when people still believed in the legitimacy of kingship and in the fact that the rulers received their grace...

Ballad of external life

And children grow up with deep eyes, That know of nothing, grow up and die, And all humankinds go their ways. And from the bitter fruits sweet one become And fall down at night like dead birds And lie for a few days and spoil. And always the wind blows, and again and...
“Flow my teares”

“Flow my teares”

In the course of the 16th century the lute gradually broke away from its old role. Within a few decades, it rose from...

Banqueting House

Banqueting House

Born in 1573, Inigo Jones is regarded as the most important architect of English classicism. Little is known about his...

Yes, writing and reading.

Yes, writing and reading.

"Yes, writing and reading."   Yes, writing and reading It's never been my business, because since childhood. I...

Coffee City Bremen

Coffee City Bremen

In 2004 the Bremer Marketplace was awarded the title "World Cultural Heritage". Rightly so, I think, as the town hall...

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Moonlight Sonata

Moonlight Sonata

"This change has brought forth a dear, magical girl who loves me and whom I love; it is a few blissful moments again...

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La Boheme

La Boheme

Paris, mid 19th century.   It's Christmas, here too, in the Latin Quarter, where four destitute students lead a...

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Grenadiers

Grenadiers

We all know pictures of Buckingham Palace and the Royal Guard with their characteristic high caps - the Grenadiers....

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Divining rod

Divining rod

Sleeps a song in all that things, Who are dreaming on and on, And the world is starting singing, If you hit the magic...

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Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge

Venice, La Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic, city of masks and love. Venice, today for many only the city of the...

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History of the piano

History of the piano

"On the first day of creation, God made the violin. And it has remained practically unchanged ever since." (Louis...

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Caffé Florian

Caffé Florian

Because Venice had been Europe's gateway to the East since time immemorial and was also in intensive exchange with the...

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