BURGKMAIR, Hans
(b. 1473, Augsburg, d. 1531, Augsburg)

St John Altarpiece

1518
Wood
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

And the same time with his printmaking activities, Burgkmair continued to paint traditional religious works, particularly altarpieces, with his own distinctive large-scale and fully modeled figures. A good example is the St John Altarpiece, which features the Evangelist on the island of Patmos in the centre, and the bishop saints Erasmus and Martin in an extended landscape on the wings.




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