MEDIEVAL CHURCH MURALS IN KOROŠKA
  • The Church of St. John the Baptist in Šentjanž nad Dravčami
    The Church of St. John the Baptist in Šentjanž nad Dravčami
  • Roman rotunda of St. John the Baptist in Muta
    Roman rotunda of St. John the Baptist in Muta
  • The Church of St. John the Baptist in Šentjanž nad Dravčami
    The Church of St. John the Baptist in Šentjanž nad Dravčami
  • Church of the Holy Spirit in Slovenj Gradec
    Church of the Holy Spirit in Slovenj Gradec

Medieval church murals were mostly preserved under painted walls and were only discovered in the past decades. Many of these churches have only got small parts of old paintings left intact, or these have been severely damaged due to reconstructions and changes. Medieval wall paintings have been found in 13 churches around Koroška to date, and are considered important cultural monuments.

Only two complete monuments have been preserved out of all the paintings. These include a corpus of paintings in the Roman rotunda of St. John the Baptist built in Muta in the middle of the 15th century, as well as the paintings on the arch of the presbytery of St. Barbara's Church in Zagrad, near Prevalje. The oldest mural dates back to the middle of the 13th century and can be found in the lunette of the famous subsidiary St. Pancras Church in Stari Trg, near Slovenj Gradec.

You can also see murals at St. Nicholas Church in Vuzenica; the Church of the Virgin Mary of the Rocks in Vuzenica; St. Peter's Church in Ribičje; the Church of St. John the Baptist in Šentjanž nad Dravčami; St. Anthony's Church in Ravne na Koroškem; St. Agnes Church in Brdinje; St. Anne's Church in Leše, near Prevalje; the Church of St. Hermagoras in Kozjak, and the Church of the Holy Spirit in Slovenj Gradec.

More information on sacral heritage in Koroška.

Reproduced from: Koroška Regional Museum (www.kpm.si)