Posts Tagged: Fanny zu Reventlow

Dormition of the Heathen Madonna

Fanny zu Reventlow, the “bohemian countess” of Munich around 1900

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Dormition of the Heathen Madonna

Fanny zu Reventlow, the “bohemian countess” of Munich around 1900

Places: Sissi and Fanny’s Corfu

The adjacent hillside retreats of Empress Elisabeth of Austria and “bohemian countess” Franziska zu Reventlow

Places: Sissi and Fanny’s Corfu

The adjacent hillside retreats of Empress Elisabeth of Austria and “bohemian countess” Franziska zu Reventlow

Der Geldkomplex

A new Spanish film based on the novel by Fanny zu Reventlow

Der Geldkomplex

A new Spanish film based on the novel by Fanny zu Reventlow

Circles: Fanny zu Reventlow

The “Cosmic Countess” serves as a fairly arbitrary mid-point around which to gather some of the key figures who made the Bavarian capital one of Europe’s most exciting, progressive cities at the beginning of the 20th century.

Circles: Fanny zu Reventlow

The “Cosmic Countess” serves as a fairly arbitrary mid-point around which to gather some of the key figures who made the Bavarian capital one of Europe’s most exciting, progressive cities at the beginning of the 20th century.

Franziska zu Reventlow | artworks

The fragments of her artistic output which survive are a modest yet intriguing glimpse into a highly unconventional life.

Franziska zu Reventlow | artworks

The fragments of her artistic output which survive are a modest yet intriguing glimpse into a highly unconventional life.

Dress-down Friday: Bohemian Schwabing

Their living habits may have been unconventional but by day, at least, many of the Schwabing Bohemians appeared suprisingly conservative, barely distinguishable from public servants of the era. But this was only part of the story…

Dress-down Friday: Bohemian Schwabing

Their living habits may have been unconventional but by day, at least, many of the Schwabing Bohemians appeared suprisingly conservative, barely distinguishable from public servants of the era. But this was only part of the story…

Dress-down Friday: Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach

Diefenbach pronounced the virtues of free love and the vice of cigarettes, preaching temperance and vegetarianism to a city sodden with beer and swollen with wurst. But it was his approach to dress which most alarmed Wilhelmine Germany.

Dress-down Friday: Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach

Diefenbach pronounced the virtues of free love and the vice of cigarettes, preaching temperance and vegetarianism to a city sodden with beer and swollen with wurst. But it was his approach to dress which most alarmed Wilhelmine Germany.

Everything all the time

Along with hope and passion came the constant buzzkill of hard-scrabble day-to-day existence. A map showing Reventlow’s various residences in and around Schwabing is as eloquent as any chronicle of this time – it shows no less than 26 different addresses.

Everything all the time

Along with hope and passion came the constant buzzkill of hard-scrabble day-to-day existence. A map showing Reventlow’s various residences in and around Schwabing is as eloquent as any chronicle of this time – it shows no less than 26 different addresses.

Cosmic countess

One of the key characters associated with bohemian Munich was writer Countess Fanny zu Reventlow. Growing up in northern Germany, it was evident early on that she was of rebellious cast. “How stifling it is to be a ‘young girl from a good family’!” she exclaimed at one point.

Cosmic countess

One of the key characters associated with bohemian Munich was writer Countess Fanny zu Reventlow. Growing up in northern Germany, it was evident early on that she was of rebellious cast. “How stifling it is to be a ‘young girl from a good family’!” she exclaimed at one point.