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Stammel, Joseph Thaddäus


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Joseph Thaddäus Stammel, ´Death´ (´Der Tod´). Wooden sculpture from the cycle ´The Four Last Things´ ("Die vier letzten Dinge"), 1760 (library of Admont Monastery, Styria).




Stammel, Joseph Thaddäus, baptized Graz (Styria), Nov. 9, 1695, d. Monastery of Admont (Styria), Dec. 21, 1765, sculptor. Main representative of Austrian wood sculpture in the late Baroque; from 1718 stay in Rome, from 1726 sculptor at the Monastery of Admont. His preference for abundant forms and movements reflects his commitment to the late Gothic tradition. A master of detail, he was at the peak of his creative powers when he furbished the library of the Admont Monastery.



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Joseph Thaddäus Stammel, ´Hell´ (´Die Hölle´). Wooden sculpture from the cycle ´The Four Last Things´ ("Die vier letzten Dinge"), 1760 (library of the Admont Monastery, Styria).



Works: Styria: high altar of St. Martin in Graz, 1738/1740; crib in Kalwang, 1751; ´The Four Last Things´ ("Die vier letzten Dinge"): Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell (Tod, Gericht, Himmel und Hölle) in the library of the Admont Monastery, 1760. - Wood-carvings in Admont (Reliefs: Rosenkranzgeheimnisse, Leichnam Christi, Vesperbild, Die 4 Jahreszeiten), Frauenberg (altar in front of the rood screen), Gaishorn, Mautern, St. Gallen, Wildalpen, Strechau (rood), Öblarn.

Literature: A. Krause, Die Krippenkunst des J. T. S., 1962; M. Braunsteiner (ed.), Barockbildhauer J. S. 1695-1765, 1996.


 
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