Archbishop of Cologne (1238 - 1261), von Hochstaden wielded great influence in imperial affairs but was a controversial and contentious figure. Ultimately, to generate funds for continuing work on the cathedral, he initiated a tax on hops (thus raising the price of beer), a move that may have influenced the grotesque ornamentation added by stone carvers at the base of his statue
Paolo Uccello ~ Saint George and the Dragon (c. 1470)
St George and the Dragon 1 by Paolo Uccello, 1458-1460
George Adamson, St. George and the Dragon, Five Minutes Late
Antoine Auguste Ernest Herbert (1817 - 1909) ~ St. Margaret
Daniel Hopfer (1470 - 1536) “Three old women beating a Devil on the ground”
Dante’s Satan at the frozen lake of Cocytus, Amos Nattini, 1923
Korean artist Yong Ho Ji creates jaw-dropping sculptures using layers of recycled automobile tires.
La Mort St Innocent, 1530 - From the Cemetery of the Innocents in Paris.
History: The statue, placed in a wooden hut in the center of the cemetery of the Innocents in Paris, will be deposited in the church of Saint-Gervais in June 1786. The cemetery was razed to the end of 1780. The statue will be moved to Notre Dame in 1788, and complemented by bronzed Deseine Louis Pierre (1749-1822) and then placed in the chapel of Harcourt.
Entering the Revolution will be assigned to the Museum of French Monuments until 1816 and then remain at the School of Fine Arts after the closure of the museum.
On his shield, a quatrain recalls:
“He is alive, as is full of art,
Nor strength to strength,
I do hit my dart,
In order to yawn to their pittance. “
Bazilika sv. Jiří: Brigita
Cimitero Monumentale, Milano