Gotische Wallfahrtskirchen in der Steiermark
Maria Straßengel, Mariazell, Pöllauberg,
Graz 2018; Dauer: 2’ 56”
Gothic Pilgrimage Churches in Styria
Maria Straßengel, Mariazell,
Pöllauberg, Short video portrait, Graz 2018; duration: 2’45”
Buch/Regie: Johannes Rauchenberger
Komposition/Kamera/Schnitt: Elias Rauchenberger
Ausstellung: »Last & Inspiration. 800 Jahre Diözese Graz-Seckau«, Priesterseminar/Diözesanmuseum Graz, 12. Apr.–14. Okt. 2018
Written and directed by Johannes Rauchenberger
composition, cinematography, editing: Elias Rauchenberger,
Exhibition: »Burden & Inspiration. 800 Years Diocese of Graz-Seckau«, Priest Seminary/Diocesan Museum Graz, 12 April – 14 October 2018
Gothic Pilgrimage Churches
From the 12th century onwards, magnificent pilgrimage churches were built in special (power) places. Often, they shine far into the landscape. Sometimes miracles were reported, for example at a special spring like in Pöllauberg high above the Pöllau valley. The architectural sculptures in the two and three-nave Gothic church are also outstanding in terms of the art of construction. The only open-work Gothic tower can be found in Maria-Straßengel, the oldest place of pilgrimage in Styria. Both, Pöllauberg and Straßengel, show influences of the Viennese churchmason’s guild. The Gothic new construction of Mariazell with the (central) tower, which is still visible today, started around 1340. It was later substantially financed by King Louis of Hungary, who thus redeemed a vow. Miracle books became popular from the 15th century onwards; they were public relations work on the threshold to the Modern Age: The »Great Miracles of Mariazell Altar« bears eloquent witness to this. Gothic statues of the so revered Mary and Child can also be found in Frauenberg, Maria Buch, Pernegg, as piteous Pietà on Weizberg or as Virgin of Mercy in Graz-Straßgang.
Text aus |Text from: Last & Inspiration. 800 Jahre – 8 Fragen. Ausstellungen zu »800 Jahre Diözese Graz-Seckau« | Burden & Inspiration. 800 Years – 8 Questions. Exhibitions on »800 Years of the Diocese of Graz-Seckau«, herausgegeben von | edited by Heimo Kaindl, Alois Kölbl, Johannes Rauchenberger, Styria Verlag, Wien 2018, S. | p. 256-265.