MAJSTER, POMOCNÍCI A DIELŇA: ANTON CYRIL GLATZ A MAJSTER PAVOL Z LEVOČE
Master, pupils and workshop: Anton C. Glatz and Master Paul of Levoča
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The chief personality of Slovakia’s Late Gothic wooden sculpture, Paul of Levoča, has been researched for many decades by art historians. At the very end of his life, Anton Cyril Glatz (1945–2001) dealt with the masterful work of Paul, the high altar of St Jacob, constructed and sculpted until 1508. In a precious analysis Glatz searched for the roots of sculptures, reliefs and tabular paintings; the first are combinations of various prints by Master E. S., Martin Schongauer and others. Paul’s origin from Spiš speaks to his close relation to the older artistic traditions in Levoča. The next possible sources Glatz searched for in the oeuvre of Tilman Riemenschneider. Glatz devoted special attention to the “constructing” of various adjuncts and followers of Paul. Such intentions lead his practice as a museum curator and an expert on questions of style. Finally, the method helped to categorize a number of anonymous works in collections, but does not give access to a more global view of art history. Glatz planned such a synthesis on the base of a detailed analysis of the whole fund of Slovakia’s Gothic Art. Such a finale was unfortunately left unfinished due to his premature death.
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