2016/11/05, 3 p.m.: Asceticism – A treasure of faith in the mirror of art

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.

Christian Art preserves a rich knowledge of asceticism, the renunciation of “something” for spiritual reasons. The artworks tell of spectacular Renunciates, but also bear witness to quite unassuming, quiet asceticism in everyday life. Often pictures and statues accompanied the people on their ascetic ways.We invite you to joint exploration of such art and faith treasures from a thousand years.

Dr. Milan Wehnert, Diocesan Museum Rottenburg

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