I am the Awoken King Under The Mountain!
The Royal Janitor
When Miriam beheld the people climbing the stairs to the Jordon Schnitzer Museum, she let go of Victoria’s hand, skipped across the grass, and bounded up the steps – four at a time! Her entrance was like Nureyev flying across the stage. She was an escapee from Botticelli’s Primavera. People gasped! They thought she was part of a show. She was the star ballerina and the Constantine Christian Nudist Camp where she was homeschooled. This was her first encounter with an institution of higher learning.
Espying a group of people before a painting down the hall, she was upon them in seven giant steps. Her long arms reached in, and pushed them aside. There was some complaints. But, when they turned to see a goddess with roses in her hair, and with eyes the color of the sea, they parted as she zeroed in.
Everyone’s mouths were now open, like hers was open. They were seeing this painting for the first time through Myriam’s eyes. She came closer. Her long neck was craned, as she made a figure eight with her head. Now she turned sideways, and starting in the lower left corner she moved her eye across the image, slowly, till she reached the up left corner. Bending down again, she moved even closer, and ran her right eye along the work. People were astonished with her. It was a magnificent ballet. Her long arms moved her hands just above the surface as if she was taking the painting in through some kind of osmosis.
“Oh my God! There is a Möbius circle in here – and PI! How did he do this? First he is the self, then he is the audience. He goes into a total intuitive state, does a loop over, then dips down into the subconscious. Now he is walking on the dark side of the moon. There is no hope for his return. His work is surrendered to a higher power who ingnites a spark of divine inspiration! Alas, he bursts forth in The finishing!………It is Finns!
Myriam turns to face her audience. Her blue-green eyes fill with a look of astonishment.
Around twelve people – burst out in applause!
“I never realized this before!”
“She is – so right!”
Like a panther, she left this work and stalked off looking for another. The people moved in a fill the void. They soaked up the energy Myriam left behind. Their eyes had been opened.
Victoria watched her amazing friend, her head was above the rest, as she gazed around from the top of the mountain she had just climbed.
“Come Starfish. We are late!”
Moving into a large room, they got their first look at Mr. von Bond. There was a long leather seat with six people sitting before their Master. Myraim crept up on the seat, pushed two people aside, then sat smack dab in the middle, up front, not but fifteen feet of the old wizard that reminded Myriam of the Russian Saint Nicholas. John was going to give her something valuable – for free! She dared not move lest she be disqualified, deprived of this blessing.
John, was completely unnerved. He had to blink several times, because it was like looking at a photograph, a still life, a breathing portrait, that did not move an inch! This beautiful creature had roses in her hair. She was so completely, so utterly, receptive. And, she was more than wide awake. There was an awaking going on inside her. John von Bond, felt like a work of art. He was, her masterpiece. She, had found him.
Painting “Division of the Roses”
The Vítkovci were among the oldest members of Czech nobility. The first information about them dates from the 12th century, mentioning Vítek of Prčice in 1134. In 1165 he was the senior waiter to King Vladislav I. In 1173 he was the Envoy of the same king to the court of Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa. In 1179 he fought in the battle of Loděnice between the “peasant duke” Soběslav II and another member of the Přemyslovci, Bedřich. Soběslav won the battle, but had to resign because of quarrels with the nobility, and subsequently Bedřich ruled the country. By this time, Witigo was probably a wealthy man and fought for him. In 1184 he became the Count of Prácheň and it is very likely that he used this as the reason to break through to the southern parts of the country that were owned exclusively by Czech dukes.
According to legend, Witigo had five sons. He divided his land between them and they founded new castles and estates such as Krumlov, Rožmberk, Jindřichův Hradec, Třeboň – Landštejn, Stráž nad Nežárkou and Sezimovo Ústí. This old legend is depicted in the picture in the Telč Castle and also its copies in Krumlov and Jindřichův Hradec. These show us how Witigo divided the coats of arms, each with a different coloured five-petalled rose, among his sons. The oldest, Jindřich, is given the golden rose on a blue background and is leaving for Jindřichův Hradec. Vítek z Klokot has a silver rose on a red background on his banner and goes to Třeboň. The ancestor of the Lords of Stráž departs with a blue rose on a golden background. Sezima, who was illegitimate, is also leaving for Ústí and carries a banner with a black rose on a golden background. Rožmberk and Krumlov are to be ruled by Vítek with a red rose on a white background.
The pictures, however, depict only a legend and are not very accurate. The castles painted there were actually founded much later in the 13th century, for example Stráž, around 1276. The other inaccuracy is that the Krumlov Witigonen was split in the next generation into two separate clans. They were already separated by Witigo\’s sons Vítek II referred to as the elder, who started the Krumlov Witigonen, and his younger brother, also called Vítek, who started the Rosenberg Witigonen. The third mistake is heraldic. The Krumlov Witigonen had a green rose in their coat of arms, not a red one, as the picture shows. The historical truth is, that Witigo had five sons :
Jindřich – the founder of Jindřichův Hradec Castle – a golden rose on a blue background
Vítek II Elder – first of the Krumlov Witigonen – a green rose on a silver background
Vítek III Younger – first of the Rosenbergs – a red rose on a silver background
Vítek IV first of the Lords of Třeboň and Landštejn – a silver rose on a red background
Sezima – a black rose on a golden background.
Sometimes are lords of Stráž and lords of Sezimovo Ústí being associated into just one family branch of lords of Stráž and Ústí with symbol of blue or black rose at golden field.
In addition to these rich Witigonen, there were also younger Witigonen in Middle Bohemia. The Lords of Úpice and others are examples of this, but they never reached the historical importance of their richer relatives.
This legend arising from this historical event, is painted on the picture “Division of the Roses”, which can be seen in the No. 1 Guided Tour of Český Krumlov Castle.
Behold! Look at what this Magician has done! I found the lost body of the child in ‘The Audience’ painting, and united it with her floral head! I have entered another portal, and found more truths!
Above is the entrance of the lost crypt of my Janke and Stuttmeister grandfathers who fought in the Revolutions of 1848. The were evicted from their graves and moved to Colma at great expence to my great grandfather, William Stuttmeister. There is a Tiffany window inside with the name of his wife on it. We fled to Chile and America. With other Freedom Fighters and ex-patriots, we founded the new Republican Party and nominated my kindred, John Fremont as their first candidate for President of the Abolitionist party that made war on serfdom all over the world! The color of your skin did not matter.
Our party was taken over my Dixiecrats and neo-Confederate sore losers. There we are having a wonderful picnic in the Oakland Hills. There is a rifle hanging in the tree. We lost our fine estates that were sold to loyalists. With the discovery that Georg Granitsch is the Phantom of the Opera behind the Habsburg curtain at the Jordon Schnitzer Museum, is to walk among the dead, and go home! Our tomb in Berlin will never be such a lonely place again.
John and Jessie Fremont had a bodyguard made up of foreign generals who met the Papal armies in the field who were led by the Habsburgs in uniform, the very men standing behind Zita and the war orphans. We feared a foreign invasion. Maximillan von Habsburg was the Emperor of Mexico. His wife was the cousin of Queen Victoria. The Jessie Benton Scouts spied on the Emperor, went into Mexico and brought arms to fellow Masons. I compare her to Helene Granitsch, and her family, who are the true subjects in this monstrous painting. Zita was trying to change her ways. She saw the sand running out for the House of Habsburg and Borbon. She was kin to the founders of New France and the City of New Orleans. She knew the Habsburgs had blundered by snubbing the U.S. a Protestant Nation. She was a Queen of Holy Roman Empire, the protectorate of the Catholic Church. The world closed in, and took away all her oxygen. She was beautiful beyond compare. I feel for her.
“President knew we were on the eve of England, France and Spain recognizing the South: they were anxious for a pretext to do so; England on account of her cotton interests, and France because the Emperor dislikes us.”
My Prussian and German ancestors were Turners in the Bay Area and had to know what role they would play before my kindred in South Carolina went to war with the Union. I suspect Carl Janke was part of an effort to make California a colony of the German Unification, if not the Liberal Prussian Capital of a revolt that was taking place throughout Europe led by the Forty-Eighters who made up the Radical Republicans. Lincoln could not have become President without the Germans who must have backed the Fourteenth Amendment so their children could be recognized Citizens of the U.S.A. As soon as they got off the ship they singed up to fight for the Union.
In Sunshine magazine, Jessie Fremont says Britain was getting ready to import (deport) thousands of Irish Catholics to California, who could be made into an army to fight for the Confederacy. If the Union fell, I suspect Fremont was prepared to declare a Nation of the West, and launch a European front to defeat the foreign allies of Slave Masters Consider ISIS Slave Masters recruiting Europeans to come take young girls slaves, and rape them. Mary Confederate Generals raped young black slaves.
When Janke brought six portable house around the Cape and erected them in Belmont, it is said he did so to provide housing for gold miners who struck it rich. But gold had not been discovered. I believe these homes were made for leaders of the Prussian Unification and founding of the Prussian State of California and a United West, that was not a part of the Union. I suspect John Fremont gave much of his gold to this Nation Building. These radical German, Hungarians, Czechs, and Austrians were ready to claim the West Coast of the Confederates down in those Red States, won the Civil War.
Here is a painting of Susanne Renate Granitsch, the aunt of Helene who stands behind Empress Zita. Below her art, is the art of my late sister, Christine Rosamond Benton. Below the photo of Christina and I, is a self-portrait of Susanne. Alas, we see the art of Philip Boileu, the son of Susanne Benton who has a salon in Paris. Her sister, Jessie had one in San Francisco that Mark Twain attended. Their father, was Senator Thomas Hart Benton who sent Fremont to map ‘The Oregon Trail’. He sold much of the Oregon Territory that his client owned to the British. John Astor did not want to go to war with Britain. Jessie was the broker in buying Astor’s land back after the War of 1812.
|Susanne Renate Granitsch|
|Birthdate:||May 21, 1869|
|Birthplace:||Vienna, Vienna, Austria|
|Death:||Died December 2, 1946 in Vienna, Vienna, Austria|
|Immediate Family:||Daughter of Georg Granitsch and Auguste Antonie Granitsch|
Sister of Georg Granitsch; Editha Isabella v. Schickh; Marzell Granitsch and Dr. Robert August Granitsch
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Leone Meyer is an elderly Holocaust survivor who lost her entire family in Auschwitz. At seven, after the war, she was adopted by a French couple, Yvonne and Raoul Meyer, who had lost all their belongings during the war. Four years ago, Meyer contacted the University of Oklahoma to say a painting in its campus museum by French impressionist Camille Pissarro, “Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep” (1886), belonged to her family.
When this unfinished canvas was first exhibited in Eugene fifty years ago, it was described as a “painting with a history as romantic as old Vienna.” Given that it was smuggled into the United States in a carpet roll by a political refugee, this claim is not unfounded.
The artist began the work in October of 1918 at Schönbrunn Palace, where the young Empress Zita (1892 – 1989) received an audience of war orphans and a group of wealthy noblewomen, the Organization of War Godmothers, who had “adopted” them. Within hours, Empress Zita (shown seated on her throne), her husband, and their own eight children were forced to flee across the Swiss border because of the contentious political climate. Despite several attempts, they were never able to reestablish themselves on their thrones; both the Emperor and Empress died in exile.
The unsettlingly incomplete canvas mirrors the frustrated desires of both the artist, who spent the rest of his life wandering the globe, and the people pictured in it, many of whom were displaced in the aftermath of the First World War. Yet the audience members wear placid, even bored expressions as the children present their flowers, betraying no portent that one of the oldest dynasties in Europe would crumble within a matter of days.
Klimt and the Women of Vienna’s Golden Age, 1900–1918
September 22, 2016-January 16, 2017
This exhibition examines the Klimt’s sensual portraits of women as the embodiment of fin-de-siècle Vienna. The show is organized by Klimt scholar Dr. Tobias G. Natter, author of numerous publications about Gustav Klimt and the art of Vienna 1900, including the indispensable catalogue raisonnée of Klimt’s paintings, published in 2012. The Neue Galerie is the sole venue for the exhibition, which will be on view through January 16, 2017.
New Free Press. The newspaper was for the Austrian journalism of the highest importance, and developed into the prestigious World Journal (with basic liberal tendency).
1) during the monarchy
The Neue Freie Presse was founded to compete with the “press” on September 1, 1864 by Michael Etienne and Max Friedlander with an initial circulation of 10,000 copies, the constantly increased (1867 18,000 [already higher than the press] 1870 25,000 1890 40,000 and 1901 55.000 copies). In parallel, the perimeter (70s 12-18 80s Sunday papers 50-80 pages) rose 16-30 pages. While the Neue Freie Presse linguistically and stylistically slightly different from the “press”, was it enrichments during feature (in the were also included travelogues and German original novels) and the political articles (in the Moritz Benedikteconomy and culture einbezog), a stronger focus on the message part, a (particularly in the early days to develop next) business section ( “Economist “) and (during the First world War) a” military newspaper “; however, remained local and courtroom reporting as subordinate as the sport (except company news, visit the “Small Chronicle” and  Automobile Sport). Under Benedict, a highly productive and fanatical journalists, was the Neue Freie Presse the most influential Austrian newspaper even those subscribers who do not fully identify with their content. Next to him (it even succeeded by his editorials to influence Austrian policy [one writes him the rejection of electoral reform Taaffe to with which this has been lifted out of the saddle] ) were three critics of the most renowned staff of the Neue Freie Presse: Eduard Hanslick(of however vain against Richard Wagner , Anton Bruckner and Hugo Wolf occurred), Ludwig Speidel (who achieved particularly as Burgtheater critic meaning, but many a misjudgment hit [rejection of Captain and Ibsen]) and Hugo Wittmann. the local Viennese feuilleton took Daniel Spitzer , of his “walks in Vienna” published in 1873.Features editor has long been Theodor Herzl , after him Franz Servaes.
The Neue Freie Presse it, almost all the leading liberal politicians, writers and scholars from home and abroad for (at least occasional) shall be used employees understood. She was tall bourgeois-liberal, emphasizes pro-German (eg German-Prussian War) and a time-official (attitude in Friedjung process), domestic policy centralized (therefore against the Compromise of 1867), anti-clerical (combating the Concordat), for a reform of the electoral law ( however, against the outline of Taaffe) and social understanding (recognition of the social demands of the workers prior). The Neue Freie Presse appeared twice a day.
2) time of the Republic
In continuous publication, the Neue Freie Presse came out to 31 January 1939; from 1 September 1936, two days issues have been supplemented by a boulevard moderately designed Abendblatt (already on September 30, 1938 ceased its appearance). After the death of Moritz Benedikt (1921), the Journal went to his son Dr. Ernst Martin Benedict over, who also took over the editorship. 1932 went the shares of Neue Freie Presse over to a consortium, which the former National Editor Stefan Muller belonged. 1934 sold its remaining shares Benedict and left the newspaper; Müller, who now has been editor in chief, prompting the government having regard to the poor financial situation of the Neue Freie Presse and the risk that the Nazis could gain influence, 40%, later to acquire 90% of the share capital, whereby the Neue Freie Presse (without that this would have been the public aware) officiously was. The content design hardly changed; the message part won the preponderance over the editorial, as side dishes, there was the “travel magazine”, a sports and youth supplement and the “Central European economy.” Among the collaborations included, among others Ernst Molden , Ernst Lothar , Wolfgang Korngold, Julian Sternberg and Paul Wertheimer. 1930 reached the Neue Freie Presse with a weekday circulation of 78,000 their greatest proliferation (1935: 60,000, 1938: 50,000). On February 1, 1939, the Neue Freie Presse and were – Neue Wiener Journal with the Neue Wiener Tagblatt under the title of the latter merged
The revolutions were essentially democratic in nature, with the aim of removing the old feudal structures and creating independent national states. The revolutionary wave began in France in February, and immediately spread to most of Europe and parts of Latin America. Over 50 countries were affected, but with no coordination or cooperation between their respective revolutionaries. According to Evans and von Strandmann (2000), some of the major contributing factors were widespread dissatisfaction with political leadership, demands for more participation in government and democracy, demands for freedom of press, other demands made by the working class, the upsurge of nationalism, and the regrouping of established governmental forces.
The uprisings were led by shaky ad hoc coalitions of reformers, the middle classes and workers, which did not hold together for long. Tens of thousands of people were killed, and many more forced into exile. Significant lasting reforms included the abolition of serfdom in Austria and Hungary, the end of absolute monarchy in Denmark, and the introduction of parliamentary democracy in the Netherlands. The revolutions were most important in France, the Netherlands, the nations that would make up the German Empire in the late 19th century and early 20th, Italy, and the Austrian Empire.
Large swaths of the nobility were discontented with royal absolutism or near-absolutism. In 1846, there had been an uprising of Polish nobility in Austrian Galicia, which was only countered when peasants, in turn, rose up against the nobles. Additionally, an uprising by democratic forces against Prussia, planned but not actually carried out, occurred in Greater Poland
In the language of the 1840s, ‘democracy’ meant universal male suffrage. ‘Liberalism’ fundamentally meant consent of the governed and the restriction of church and state power, republican government, freedom of the press and the individual. ‘Nationalism’ believed in uniting people bound by (some mix of) common languages, culture, religion, shared history, and of course immediate geography; there were also irredentist movements. At this time, what are now Germany and Italy were divided into small, independent states. ‘Socialism’ in the 1840s was a term without a consensus definition, meaning different things to different people, but was typically used within a context of more power for workers in a system based on worker ownership of the means of production.
Charles V (Spanish: Carlos; French: Charles; German: Karl; Dutch: Karel; Italian: Carlo)[a] (24 February 1500 – 21 September 1558) was ruler of both the Spanish Empire from 1516 and the Holy Roman Empire from 1519, as well as of Habsburg Netherlands from 1506. He voluntarily stepped down from these and other positions by a series of abdicationsbetween 1554 and 1556. Through inheritance, he brought together under his rule extensive territories in western, central, and southern Europe, and the Spanish colonies in the Americas and Asia. As a result, his domains spanned nearly four million square kilometers and were the first to be described as “the empire on which the sun never sets“.
Charles’s Spanish dominions were the chief source of his power and wealth, and they became increasingly important as his reign progressed. In the Americas, Charles sanctioned the conquest by Castillian conquistadors of the Aztec and Inca empires. Castillian control was extended across much of South and Central America. The resulting vast expansion of territory and the flows of South American silver to Castile had profound long term effects on Spain.