2016/03/19, 3 p.m.: Show and Hide – origin and secret of the late medieval Flügelretabel

Rubbing shoulders! New Perspectives on Ancient Art

Once again, we invite you to get up close, touch of Christian art and allow to fascinate – with surprising additions:
What report artworks on our body, through the senses? What they tell of renunciation and asceticism?How do these meaningful works of art as a medieval altar change made? We also explore the late medieval metropolis Ulm, whose artistic work is richly represented in the Diocesan Museum. For the first time we also offer excursions to the art museums of Karlsruhe, Rottweil, which are closely linked to the Rottenburger collection.

Unlike many Wandelretabeln which are only obtained as single images, the Brown Bacher altar is a largely complete altarpiece. How should we imagine its origin? Who are the saints depicted in painting, sculpture and relief, and what do they mean had in 1500? And last but not least – when and why the wings were opened and closed?

Elisabeth Krebs MA, conservator / art historian, Tübingen
Judith Welsch-Körntgen, art educator / theologian, Stuttgart

Duration: about 60 minutes
Admission: € 5,-
A reservation to 2 days before the event is required.