Artworks Catalogue

The sculpture of angel head on the high altar in Brezje, attributed to Joseph Straub (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The upper part of the high altar in Brezje, the left angel head attributed to Joseph Straub (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)

Location

Slovenia, Maribor

Artwork

Two angel heads on the high altar in the Parish Church of St Mary of the Assumption in Brezje

Type

Sculpture

Critical History

We can attribute at least two angel heads from the high altar in the Parish Church of St Mary of the Assumption in Brezje to Joseph Straub. They seem to originate from the left side altar, which was attributed to Joseph Straub by Sergej Vrišer.1 The side altars were demolished shortly after 1965 and only the sculptures survived. Based on stylistic analysis and preserved photographs we can assume that they were removed from the left side altar during the renovation works in the church in 1965 and later fixed on the high altar.

Components

Sculpture
Sculpture
Author: Joseph Straub (Wiesensteig 1712 – Maribor 1756)
Technique(s): wood carving
Material(s): limewood

Images

  1. The sculpture of angel head on the high altar in Brezje, attributed to Joseph Straub (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  2. The upper part of the high altar in Brezje, the left angel head attributed to Joseph Straub (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)

Catalogue entry prepared by Valentina Pavlič and Saša Dolinšek

Recommended citation: Valentina Pavlič and Saša Dolinšek, Two angel heads on the high altar in the Parish Church of St Mary of the Assumption in Brezje , in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 13/07/2020) URL

Sources and Bibliography

  1. Sergej Vrišer, Baročno kiparstvo na slovenskem Štajerskem, Maribor, Obzorja, 1963
  2. Sergej Vrišer, Baročno kiparstvo na slovenskem Štajerskem, Ljubljana, Slovenska matica, 1992

Notes

1 Vrišer 1963, 99, 103, 156, 169; Vrišer 1992, 146, 153, 216, 235.