Thursday, February 15, 2007

Art Deviation

I stumbled upon a Kidipede (or an encyclopedia for kids) that had an entry for Medieval German Art. According to this piece, early medival German art was generally called Ottonian (ie Otto Emperors), roughly 900s. Then came the Romanesque period from about 1000-1200, followed by the Gothic period.

Continuing in this vein I found this sculpture on the Metropolitan Museum's Timeline of Art History page. This is called Seated Bishop, ca 1495, Tilman Riemenschneider (German, 1460-1531, active in Wurzburg, 1483-ca 1525) Lindenwood, black stain; 35 1/2 x 14 x 5 7/8 in (90.2 x 35.6 x 14.9 cm) The Cloisters Collection, 1970 (1970.137.1) (Figured I might as well put all the info here for later reference.

I thought this last piece (before I get ready for work) was really neat. Labeled as Double-barreled wheellock pistol of Emperor Charles V, ca 1540-45. Made by Peter Peck (1500/10 - 1596) German (Munich) Steel, etched and gilded; wood, inlaid with engraved staghorn; L 19 3/8 in (49.2 cm) Gift of William H Riggs, 1913 (14.25.1425) <>
There is more listed on the Holy Roman Empire page of the Met's website, but I don't have time right now to explore it properly.

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