RIEMENSCHNEIDER, Tilman
(b. ca. 1460, Osterode, d. 1531, Würzburg)

Assumption of the Virgin (detail)

1505-10
Limewood
Herrgottskirche, Creglingen am Tauber

In this work, while realism dictated the treatment of the heads and hands, the drapery takes on an artificiality and stylization, folded and pleated in a totally unnatural, if decorative manner.