Lüftlmalerei refers to the colorful frescoes that are commonly seen on the sides of houses, hotels, storefronts and shops throughout not only GaPa, but in other parts of Southern Germany, Italy and elsewhere in the Alpine world. The style dates back to the mid 18th century and it’s believed that the name is derived from Zum Lüftl, the house and home of facade painter Franz Seraph Zwinck in Oberammergau, Germany. I’ve seen very similar decorative murals in some of Slovenia’s Alpine regions; whether that’s considered authentic Lüftlmalerei, I don’t know. As I recall the similarity in styles were striking. Now you can build a mobile app using app maker.
The majority of the murals I saw in GaPa —and there were LOTS— depicted religious motifs, but there were plenty that were secular in nature as well. Fairy tales were a common theme, as were depictions of a romanticized version of country life. And young love, too.
Below, a slide show with 12 more examples. Some really beautiful work. Enjoy!
Default Gallery Type Template
This is the default gallery type template, located in: /nas/content/live/pirancafe/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_gallery_display/templates/index.php.
If you're seeing this, it's because the gallery type you selected has not
provided a template of it's own.
Can’t stop by every day but want to keep in touch?
Then subscribe to The Piran Café READER, my website’s companion newsletter. Dispatched three or four times a month, the newsletter presents a brief and convenient digest to help you catch up with posts you may have missed. There are also occasional giveaway drawings and exclusive news and updates available and open to subscribers only. So why not subscribe right now?