2016/03/10, 12:30 a.m.: “And his grave will be glorious” – to two panels of the Passion of Christ

Church art at first hand!

Art and architecture are consistent witness of Christian life in the world. They reflect the religious coexistence of past centuries, preserving long-forgotten traditions and shape the cultural diversity of our presence. On the way into the modern knowledge of the significance of individual pieces is often lost.The art inventory of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart would like to receive this heritage; call current and seemingly forgotten art objects back into consciousness. Our event series tells of attic finds and church treasures that accompany our daily work. Interested persons are cordially invited.

The time before Easter, especially the Holy Week, since the Middle Ages was the occasion of numerous efforts to make the suffering and death of Christ for believers sensual experience. After the Council of Trent (1545-1563) the backdrop holy graves came on and was widely disseminated. Two painted figurines with representations of passion are the few testimonies of a past practice of faith.

Erik Ernst Venhorst MA, Diocesan Museum Rottenburg, art inventory

Duration: about 30 minutes
Admission: € 3.50