Some Bits and Pictures from the 8th European Magic History Conference

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Some Bits and Pictures from the 8th European Magic History Conference

Postby Zig Zagger » August 27th, 2019, 5:31 pm

From August 22nd to 25th the European Magic History Conference was held in Vienna, Austria, at the kind invitation of Magic Christian.

Almost 100 magic buffs, among them many luminaries like Edwin Dawes, John Gaughan, Mike Caveney, Roberto Giobbi and the Davenports,
convened to enjoy 16 lectures and a talk plus some of the many magic facets of Vienna, the most livable city in the world.

Two of many highlights were the unveiling of a long lost Hofzinser painting and a look at the wonderful (fake) automaton, "Ioni, The Wonder Gymnast."

For pictures, more information and side notes, please see my personal report:

https://zzzauber.wordpress.com/2019/08/ ... in-vienna/
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Re: Some Bits and Pictures from the 8th European Magic History Conference

Postby Richard Hatch » August 28th, 2019, 12:41 am

Wow, that Hofzinser painting is spectacular! Thanks for posting the report and image on your blog.

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Re: Some Bits and Pictures from the 8th European Magic History Conference

Postby Zig Zagger » August 28th, 2019, 6:14 pm

My pleasure, Dick!

I should add that the portrait was painted by Johann Matthäus Aigner in 1846. According to Magic Christian, Aigner was a famous Austrian painter and portraitist back then, famous for his delicate style.

You can see a much better picture of the painting in the full EMHC program booklet which you can download here:

https://emhc2019.com/2019/08/10/confere ... -download/
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Re: Some Bits and Pictures from the 8th European Magic History Conference

Postby Paco Nagata » September 22nd, 2019, 4:35 pm

One interest thing about that picture is that we can see very clearly his hands; what a hands! Looks like a pianist's hands as Chopin's.
I guess he could do really good card manipulations with those hands.
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