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Neupräsentationen und Umdeutungen des Heiligen Kreuzes von Polling vom 13. bis zum 18. Jahrhundert

  • Stefanie Seeberg

Abstract

The center of the baroque altarpiece of the Augustinian Monastery of Polling in South Germany forms the so-called Holy Cross. Its current presentation, dated from 1763, is the last of a sequence of four well-documented presentations of a Romanesque wooden cross since 1230. This cross is an excellent example for analyzing and comparing several methods of re-presenting a historic art object as well as for understanding the motivation for such re-presentations, which are grounded on changes of the spiritual function of the object. In its first reframing, the cross received a covering of gilded parchment and a painting of the crucifix on this ground coat. In a fundamental publication from 1994, this covering was compared with a reliquary holding the old venerated wooden cross. However, looking at the context of medieval instructions for painters and the material evidence of extant contemporary paintings, this interpretation becomes questionable: the covering with parchment was a common and technically motivated procedure rather than a spiritually motivated one.

  1. Abbildungsnachweis: 1 Pörnbacher 22005 (wie Anm. 61), 18. – 2 Haagh Christensen, Karbacher und Thieme 1996 (wie Anm. 4), Abb. 19. – 3 Petzet 1996 (wie Anm. 1), Farbtafel II. – 4 Petzet 1996 (wie Anm. 1), Farbtafel VIII. – 5 Petzet 1996 (wie Anm. 1), Farbtafel I. – 6 Beer 2005 (wie Anm. 2), Abb. 413. – 7 Poeschke und Arnhold 2002 (wie Anm. 27), Tafel I. – 8 Ortner 1996 (wie Anm. 3), Abb. 8. – 9 Hoffmann 2007 (wie Anm. 22), 313, Abb. 13. – 10 Hoffmann 2007 (wie Anm. 22), 311, Abb. 11. – 11 Pörnbacher 22005 (wie Anm. 61), 15.

Published Online: 2017-07-01
Published in Print: 2017-07-01

© 2017 Stefanie Seeberg, published by De Gruyter

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