"Wooden High Relief 'jesus On The Way To Calvary', Tyrol Around 1480"Wooden high relief 'Jesus on the way to Calvary'
Late Gothic of the Alpine arc of German-Tyrolean culture
15th century, around 1480
Carved, painted and gilded linden wood
cm. 118 x 76
The work belongs to a pendant of sculptures (see also 'The Kiss of Judas' - link)
Details of the work:https://www.antichitacastelbarco.it/it/prodotto/altorilievo-in-legno-dipinto-e-dorato--gesu-sulla-via-del-calvario-
The carving style that characterizes this sumptuous pair of late-Gothic high reliefs fits into the characteristic sculptor production of the Alpine arc, therefore of southern Germany and Tyrol, towards the end of the fifteenth century.
The two works are presumed to be part of a larger narrative composition, positioned in the compartments of a monumental altar with the theme of the Passion of Christ. Typical decorative elements of the entire Alpine area, the altars with doors were commissioned to the most important sculptors of the time, able to create works that could even exceed several meters in height as a whole.
The extensive gilding that covers the garments and embellishes the composition make them works performed for a commission, presumably ecclesiastical, of high level.
The typology of the relief and its destination, the proportions and the course of the figures, as well as the carving of the drapery, are elements that bring fatherhood closer to a carver of German-Tyrolean culture active in the Alpine Arc, where there are many the prominent personalities responsible for similar productions.
Although with an archaic language, the characters are rendered with a wealth of details: the details of the hair, faces, the rendering of the drapery and the tension of the bodies highlight the carver's ability.
The greatest and most famous was the painter and sculptor Michael Pacher, but many other names have played a leading role in the Tyrolean sculptural art of the fifteenth century. In particular, the works are carved with a style that recalls the work of artists such as Hans Klocker (Gais around 1450 - Bressanone, around 1500), Narciso da Bolzano, Hans Schnatterpeck (active in Merano in the 15th century), Michel Erhart, Silvester Müller and Jörg Arzt.
The works are in excellent condition, with original polychrome and gilding.
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