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Although over the years, I have come to expect only the best from Context, this presentation was exceptional. The depth of information, the detailed illustrations, references to mythology, history, art history, cultural history of the times as well as its echoes into the contemporary art scene and popular culture, all this and Gilles managed to successfully educate and enrich, and to render accessible the more obscure points of the frieze while shedding a brilliant light on the gilded façades of Vienna of the times. Bravo, Gilles!
A wonderful explanation of the Beethoven Frieze with some very interesting background information about it being sold and what happened to it during WWII.
It's hard to imagine a better way to get to know the Beethoven Frieze, short of a trip to Vienna. Gilles Gubelmann provided an excellent presentation on a fascinating subject.
I would recommend that participants are given clear instructions for how to best ask questions. The host/scholar should fully read questions and participant's name in the Chat before answering them.
I've already signed up for more. This is a great idea to keep your guides and company going during this COVID emergency, as well as providing a very welcome relief from all the horrors.