Posts Tagged: Ludwig II

Pearls: Ludwig II

A full moon, Friday the 13th supplication from Montesquiou’s “13th Caesar” a.k.a. Rex Luna

Pearls: Ludwig II

A full moon, Friday the 13th supplication from Montesquiou’s “13th Caesar” a.k.a. Rex Luna

Meanwhile, on Starnberger See…

…watch out for the treacherous shallows.

Meanwhile, on Starnberger See…

…watch out for the treacherous shallows.

First Dick on film

…i.e. the first cinematic portrait of Richard Wagner, and possibly the very first feature film.

First Dick on film

…i.e. the first cinematic portrait of Richard Wagner, and possibly the very first feature film.

Circles: Erika and Klaus Mann

Just an everyday tale of boy meets girl, boy marries girl, boy has affair with other boy whose sister is having an affair with his wife, said affair being the subject of a thinly-veiled play by the other boy in which all four protagonists perform. Shall we begin?

Circles: Erika and Klaus Mann

Just an everyday tale of boy meets girl, boy marries girl, boy has affair with other boy whose sister is having an affair with his wife, said affair being the subject of a thinly-veiled play by the other boy in which all four protagonists perform. Shall we begin?

Circles: Ludwig II/Sissi

The Austrian empress and the Bavarian king were cousins and might have been in-laws as well if Ludwig hadn’t broken off his engagement with Sissi’s sister Sophie.

Circles: Ludwig II/Sissi

The Austrian empress and the Bavarian king were cousins and might have been in-laws as well if Ludwig hadn’t broken off his engagement with Sissi’s sister Sophie.

An eternal mystery

If you didn’t know the fairy tale king was a fairy you’d never know from this short outing (as it were).

An eternal mystery

If you didn’t know the fairy tale king was a fairy you’d never know from this short outing (as it were).

A Lorrain special, part 2

It’s impossible to understand Jean Lorrain without acknowledging his self-loathing. A masochistic streak led him to provoke the ire of those he admired as much as the objects of his disdain.

A Lorrain special, part 2

It’s impossible to understand Jean Lorrain without acknowledging his self-loathing. A masochistic streak led him to provoke the ire of those he admired as much as the objects of his disdain.

Ludwig at the movies

Ludwig II is back on screen at the end of this year in a new German production, a hundred years since his first film appearance, more or less. Here are ten milestones of the Bavarian king’s cinematic century.

Ludwig at the movies

Ludwig II is back on screen at the end of this year in a new German production, a hundred years since his first film appearance, more or less. Here are ten milestones of the Bavarian king’s cinematic century.

Sewell on Ludwig

Art critic Brian Sewell was interviewed on BBC Radio about his passion for everyone’s favourite dead Bavarian, King Ludwig II. Hearing those extraordinary vowels work themselves around the idiosyncrasies of the Dream King is a pleasure of rare refinement.

Sewell on Ludwig

Art critic Brian Sewell was interviewed on BBC Radio about his passion for everyone’s favourite dead Bavarian, King Ludwig II. Hearing those extraordinary vowels work themselves around the idiosyncrasies of the Dream King is a pleasure of rare refinement.

Let them eat kuchen

So after I posted a couple of days ago about Ludwig II I remembered I had some photos kicking around somewhere of the palace Herrenchiemsee and its surrounds which I visited almost 10 years ago. Situated between Munich and Salzburg,

Let them eat kuchen

So after I posted a couple of days ago about Ludwig II I remembered I had some photos kicking around somewhere of the palace Herrenchiemsee and its surrounds which I visited almost 10 years ago. Situated between Munich and Salzburg,

Rex Luna

Both Ludwig and Sissi took the abstractions of Romanticism and not only made them reality but practised them at the level of an extreme sport. In so doing they inspired the Decadent writers who furthered the Romantics’ cult of self.

Rex Luna

Both Ludwig and Sissi took the abstractions of Romanticism and not only made them reality but practised them at the level of an extreme sport. In so doing they inspired the Decadent writers who furthered the Romantics’ cult of self.

Sissi & Romy

Above all, Sissi is associated in the German-speaking world with the trio of 1950s movies based on her life starring Romy Schneider, which appear in Christmas TV schedules with grim inevitability. The beautiful Austrian actress would come to hate the role of Empress as much as Sissi herself did.

Sissi & Romy

Above all, Sissi is associated in the German-speaking world with the trio of 1950s movies based on her life starring Romy Schneider, which appear in Christmas TV schedules with grim inevitability. The beautiful Austrian actress would come to hate the role of Empress as much as Sissi herself did.