Daniel Mauch Bildhauer im Zeitalter der Reformation

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Edited by: Brigitte Reinhardt Texts by: Evamaria Popp, Dr. Eva Leistenschneider, Stefan Roller, Gudrun Litz, Michael Roth, Simone Scholten, Martin Hirsch, Benoît Van den Bossche, Dr. Barbara Rommé, Hans Westhoff, Stefanie Bosch Foreword: Ivo Gönner, Brigitte Reinhardt German September 2009, 340 Pages, 220 Ills. Hardcover 286mm x 228mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2424-1
A profound assessment of Daniel Mauch, the great master of German sculpture on the cusp between the late Gothic era and the Renaissance.

Daniel Mauch (1477–1540) is one of the leading sculptors to work during the transition from the late Middle Ages to the early Modern era. Works such as the Bieselbach Altar (1510), the Sebastian Altar in Geisling (circa 1520), and the Berselius Madonna in Liège (1530s) are regarded as outstanding monuments to the art of German woodcarving. The artist responded to the growing market for secular art and the interests of private collectors with his delicate statuettes of nudes. Mauch worked in the imperial town of Ulm for almost three decades. In 1529, just before the Reformation, he emigrated to the Catholic city of Liège, where his success carried on until his death.Despite his importance, Mauch has only recently attracted greater scholarly interest. This publication sheds light on his entire oeuvre—from the early works in Ulm to the end of his career in Liège. It is a profound assessment of the last notable representative of the important and productive tradition of Ulm sculptors. Exhibition schedule: Ulmer Museum, September 13–November 29, 2009