ASAM, Egid Quirin
(b. 1692, Tegernsee, d. 1750, Mannheim)

Assumption of the Virgin

1717-25
Marble and stucco
Pilgrimage-church, Rohr, Bavaria

The decoration of the churches required a great number of craftsmen in stucco. Germany received this technique from Italy and proceeded to develop it with virtuosity. In the Rococo period, this art graduated out of the craft stage, since more and more motifs with figures were required and a number of great artists applied themselves to it. These included, among others, Egid Quirin Asam.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 19 minutes):
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme