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Tens of thousands human bones for a craftsman and a photographer

Remains of 10.000 bodies were the foundation for a church's interior design. Fotoartist Alois Gmeiner managed to translate this beautiful bone art into impressive black and white pictures for a photo-book.


The remains of 10.000 bodies were the foundation for the interior design of the famous bone chapel located in Kutna Hora in the Czech Republic. In his new photo-book „The bone-chuch Kutna Hora – Mysterious destinations“, artistic photograph Alois Gmeiner portrays the artwork of this famous tourist destination in stunning black and white images and gives new insights to the dark side of life. Detailed information about the book can be found on the publisher´s homepage

In 1870, woodcarver Frantisek Rint recreated the interior and furniture of the All Saints Chapel in Sedlec by just using human bones. The Sedlec Ossuary houses the remains of 40.000 people and 10.000 of them Rint used to create a huge eight-armed chandelier, garlands of skulls and even a coat of arms of the Schwarzenberg Family who acquired the church in that period. Rint's artwork will be a constant reminder of the inescapable death and the impermenance of life itself.

The author and passionate photograph Alois Gmeiner has worked as freelance PR consultant and in Advertising for the past twenty years. The Austrian has published over twenty books and photo-books so far.

On you can find his whole range of books by him and other authors covering subjects from advertising to humour or art. The bone-chapel Kutna Hora – Mysterious destinations is available as e-book or paperback.

Available as Paperback an Kindle-Book:

Contact Info
Alois Gmeiner
Rembrandtstrasse 23
1020 Vienna

Phone: 004313320234