Posts Tagged ‘wondrous’

The Wondrous Buddhist Rock-Cut Architecture of the Ajanta Caves

It was in 1819 when John Smith, a British army officer in pursuit of a tiger came across a cave near Ajanta village in India. More than thirty caves carved inside the rock of the mountainside and arranged in a horseshoe shape—the well-known Ajanta Caves—have now been discovered in that area. These Buddhist rock-cut caves are […]

Sonia Nimr’s ‘Wondrous Journeys’ casts curses, kings, and pirates

This month we’ve selected Sonia Nimr’s riveting imagined historical fable, “Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands” translated to English for the first time by Marcia Lynx Qualey. This rich tale is set in the mountains of Palestine, hundreds of years ago, inspired by the famous travel narratives of the 14th-century Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta. The captivating […]

The Wondrous Works of German History Painter Johann Georg Hiltensperger

Johann Georg Hiltensperger (1806 – 1890) was a history painter and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where he was originally trained in drawing. He also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf, but would return to Munich in 1825. He was commissioned to create paintings and frescoes by King Ludwig I of Bavaria and King Maximilian II […]

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