Friday, April 19, 2019

XV-XVI century Gothic crucifixion

Salvete Omnes,
 another Good Friday and perhaps today is a good day to reminisce about that Crucifixion that took place in Jerusalem almost 2000 years ago.

Today I would like to share with you some late Gothic art, namely the sculptural works, from Northwestern Europe, being part of the altarpieces and objects of veneration.
From Saint Peter Church in Dortmund comes the amazing large wooden altarpiece or a retabulum (reredos) - Goldenes Wunder von Westfalen. It was made in by an Antwerp workshop,it is  the largest surviving Antwerp altar showing in detail the entire Passion of Christ.


..more Antwerp style retables, :

Dijon Museum retable  crucifixion

Pruszcz altar - detail

 Vienna altar

 saint Kornelius et Cyprian altar

 Louven altar

 The coming of the Reformation and the wars that followed terminated the wooden Gothic style reredo making in Antwerp.

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