Thursday, May 2, 2013

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Tilman Riemenschneider, 
Saint Jerome with the Lion, 1490-1495

In the Louvre Museum in Paris, there is also a Settignano made of stone of Saint John the Baptist with the Christ Child. This is also an exquisitely carved piece. The layout of the European Renaissance and Gothic sculpture is also something of a treat in the Louvre. The sculpture is in relief marble and is very refined in technique. There is also a Gregor Erhart, St. Mary Magdalene, 1510, in the Louvre that is also a masterful work. The German use of lime wood, also known as Gothic sculpture, was at its peak in this period. The French also engaged in wooden sculpture from an early period but were more highly advanced with stone carving especially Gothic sculpture on the front of churches.

Gregor Erhart, (c. 1465-1540), Christkind,
Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg

Henri Le Secq, Chartres Cathedral, 1852