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Yesterday I showed you the church St. Michael in the Austrian village Gaschurn.
It is one of the very few preserved d churches which totally were embellished in the so called Nazarene style.

The name Nazarene was adopted by a group of early 19th century German Romantic painters who aimed to revive honesty and spirituality in Christian Art. The name Nazarene came from a term of derision used against them for their affectation of a biblical manner of clothing and hair style. The principal motivation of the Nazarenes was a reaction against Neoclassizism and the routine art education of the academy system. They hoped to return to art which embodied spiritual values, and sought inspiration in artists of the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance, rejecting what they saw as the superficial virtuosity of later art.

In any case, churches decorated in Nazarene style are a very special experience, they somehow are different ...

Another example of this art movement you can see HERE.

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