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St. Martin's Altar, Xanten

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 14 April 2008 in Art & Design.

Another altar from St. Victor's Cathedral, Xanten: though St. Martin's altar was consecrated already in 1477, the St. Martin sculpture has been renewed later. The various paintings are also of a later date.

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Every single one of your shots are a delight for the eyes, amazing carvings, beautifully captured MS.

14 Apr 2008 8:19am

@MaryB: It's a special delight for me because of such nice comments like yours! Enjoy! :-)

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Nice piece of artwork, like the detail and colors :)

14 Apr 2008 8:23am

@Ina: There are many 19th century copies of these altars in "Neo"-styled churches but nothing beats the original!

Tracey from White Hall, United States


14 Apr 2008 2:48pm

@Tracey: Thanks, Tracey! Next window photo is coming soon!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

It's the colors and shapes I think, but my first impression of the painting on the left was "Tarot" card (btw, I've read your email and will reply, eventually). It seems not to match the centerpiece, while the painting on the right matches it very well.

14 Apr 2008 2:50pm

@Twelvebit: I don't have any information about the paintings on the wings; I guess they were added 50 to 100 years later, perhaps I'll buy that book about the cathedral I've seen there...

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Its like beautiful little toy soldiers.

15 Apr 2008 1:59am

@JoeB: So to speak :-D

lucie from san francisco, United States

very cool triptych

15 Apr 2008 4:09am

@lucie: What stunnes me most are its colours! A really nice altar with a friendly saint :-)

Porcsin from Debrecen, Hungary

oh, a comic again! ;)
I like it!

15 Apr 2008 7:43pm

@Porcsin: My pleasure! :-)

Brites from Lisboa, Portugal

As usual... beautiful picture!

15 Apr 2008 8:28pm

@Brites: Nice colours, aren't they?