Artworks Catalogue

The pulpit of the Parish Church of St Hemma of Gurk in Sveta Ema (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The roof of the pulpit of the Parish Church of St Hemma of Gurk in Sveta Ema, detail (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The pulpit of the Parish Church of St Hemma of Gurk in Sveta Ema (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The relief of the pulpit of the Parish Church of St Hemma of Gurk in Sveta Ema (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)

Location

Slovenia, Sveta Ema

Parish Church of St Hemma of Gurk (Župnijska cerkev sv. Eme)

Artwork

The pulpit of the Parish Church of St Hemma of Gurk in Sveta Ema

Type

Pulpit

Dimensions

Height: 420 cm, width: 180 cm, depth: 130 cm

Critical History

The pulpit of the Parish Church of St Hemma in Sveta Ema was attributed to Joseph Straub by Sergej Vrišer.1 In the future, this attribution will have to be reconsidered, because only the sculpture of angel with the Tablets of the Law and ornaments on the balcony of the pulpit have significant characteristics of Joseph Straub style.

Components

Carpentry
Sculpture
Technique(s): sawing, wood carving
Material(s): softwood
Sculpture
Sculpture
Author: Joseph Straub (Wiesensteig 1712 – Maribor 1756)
Technique(s): wood carving
Material(s): limewood
Polychromy
Polychromy
Technique(s): water gilding
Material(s): calcium carbonate, gold leaf, red bole, size
Polychromy
First repolychromy
Technique(s): oil, oil gilding
Material(s): metal leaf, oil

Comment

The pulpit has at least one repolychromy. Ornamentation and sculpture´s drapery imitate gold. The original polychromy of the architecture imitates marble.

The ornaments and sculptures are infected by wood-boring insects. There are some vertical cracks on architecture of the pulpit. The ground is lifting and falling off.

The pulpit was restored in 1904.2

Images

  1. The pulpit of the Parish Church of St Hemma of Gurk in Sveta Ema (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  2. The roof of the pulpit of the Parish Church of St Hemma of Gurk in Sveta Ema, detail (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  3. The pulpit of the Parish Church of St Hemma of Gurk in Sveta Ema (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  4. The relief of the pulpit of the Parish Church of St Hemma of Gurk in Sveta Ema (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, The pulpit of the Parish Church of St Hemma of Gurk in Sveta Ema, 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. Jože Curk, Topografsko gradivo. VII: Sakralni spomeniki na območju občine Šmarje pri Jelšah, Celje, Zavod za spomeniško varstvo, 1967
  3. Sergej Vrišer, Baročno kiparstvo na slovenskem Štajerskem, Ljubljana, Slovenska matica, 1992

Notes

1 Sergej Vrišer, 1963, 169; Sergej Vrišer, 1992, 236.

2 Jože Curk, 1967, 51.