The Carvings of Tilman Riemenschneider

self-portrait

born ~1460
died 7 July 1531

Christopher Blum’s article “A Sculptor of the Interior Life” in Crisis magazine honors the art and soul of one of the great Medieval German sculptors.

Some of his works defy depiction in a single image, especially his largest works in the category of reredos, altarpieces such as…

Mary Altar, Herrgottskirche, Creglingen, Germany, ca. 1495-1499. Carved lindenwood,

Mary Altar, The Assumption of the Virgin, Herrgottskirche, Creglingen, Germany, ca. 1495-1499. Carved lindenwood,

The Connecticut-based Society of St. Hugh of Cluny dedicated a blog post to Riemenschneider’s Altar of the Holy Blood in the main church of Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber:

Altar of the Holy Blood, St. James Church, Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber (1500-1505)

Altar of the Holy Blood, St. James Church, Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber (1500-1505) Last Supper

The National Gallery of Art has a site for its exhibit Tilman Riemenschneider: Master Sculptor of the Late Middle Ages, including…

St. Lawrence (c. 1502-1510)

St. Jerome with the Lion (1490-1495)

St. John the Evangelist (1490-1492) from the predella of the Münnerstadt altarpiece

St. Luke (1490-1492) from the predella of the Münnerstadt altarpiece

St. Matthew (1490-1492) from the predella of the Münnerstadt altarpiece

St. Mark (1490-1492) from the predella of the Münnerstadt altarpiece

The Mainfränkisches Museum in Würzburg, Germany, has a small site dedicated to the works of Riemenschneider in their collection, including…

Mary in Mourning (c. 1505)

Mary with Child (c. 1495) anterior

Mary with Child (c. 1495) posterior

And then there’s his Wikipedia page.

And more still…

Gottvater mit dem leidenden Christus (1510)

St. Anne, the Virgin and the Christ Child (1510)

Pietà (1515-1525)

Tomb of Prince-Bishop Rudolf von Scherenberg (1496-1499)

St. Barbara (1510)

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