ASAM, Cosmas Damian
German painter/architect (b. 1686, Benedikternbeuern, d. 1739, Weltenburg)
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Assumption of Mary
1716-21
Fresco
Benedictine Abbey, Weltenburg


Assumption of Mary
1716-21
Fresco
Benedictine Abbey, Weltenburg


Pentecost
after 1720
Fresco
Abbey Church, Aldersbach


Interior view
1733-34
Photo
St. John Nepomuk church, Munich


High altar
1736-39
Photo
Ursuline Church, Straubing

The final glorious achievement of the Asam brothers' collaboration before Cosmas Damian's death in 1739 was the decoration of the Ursuline church in Straubing. Egid Quirin was responsible for designing the building and the stuccowork, while Cosmas Damian painted three altarpieces but was unable to complete his frescoes. Green, red, gold and white predominate in Egid Quirin's inventive and imaginative stuccowork; for the high altar he produced statues of St Ignatius and St Carlo Borromeo, which stood beside twisted columns framing Cosmas Damian's high altarpiece.


Ceiling decoration
1736-39
Fresco
Ursuline Church, Straubing

The final glorious achievement of the Asam brothers' collaboration before Cosmas Damian's death in 1739 was the decoration of the Ursuline church in Straubing. Egid Quirin was responsible for designing the building and the stuccowork, while Cosmas Damian painted three altarpieces but was unable to complete his frescoes. Green, red, gold and white predominate in Egid Quirin's inventive and imaginative stuccowork; for the high altar he produced statues of St Ignatius and St Carlo Borromeo, which stood beside twisted columns framing Cosmas Damian's high altarpiece.


Ceiling fresco
1715-20
Fresco
Basilica of St. Martin and Oswald, Weingarten





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