Artworks Catalogue

The high altar in the Parish Church of St Margaret the Virgin in Selnica ob Dravi (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The tabernacle in the Parish Church of St Margaret the Virgin in Selnica ob Dravi (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The sculpture of the left angel on the tabernacle (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The sculpture of the right angel on the tabernacle (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)

Location

Slovenia, Selnica ob Dravi

Parish Church of St Margaret the Virgin (Župnijska cerkev sv. Marjete Antiohijske)

Artwork

Tabernacle of the High Altar in the Parish Church of St Margaret the Virgin in Selnica ob Dravi

Type

Tabernacle

Dimensions

Height: 110 cm, width: 105 cm

Components

Carpentry
Carpentry
Sculpture
Sculpture
Author: Joseph Straub (Wiesensteig 1712 – Maribor 1756)
Technique(s): wood carving
Material(s): limewood
Polychromy
Polychromy
Technique(s): water gilding
Material(s): gold leaf, red bole
Polychromy
First repolychromy
Technique(s): oil
Material(s): metallic pigment

Comment

The limewood is damaged by wood-boring insects and fungi. There are some fingers missing on an angel´s hands (right angel). The ground is cracking, lifting and falling off. The surface of polished gold that is still preserved is abraded and scratched.

The primary appearance was probably naturalistic painting with gilded wings and drapery. The last repolychromy was made by covering damaged gilded parts of drapery with bronze paint and applying oil paint to the skin parts of sculptures and wings. The inner side of the drapery was primary gilded. In the manner of late 19th century it was covered with a thick layer of oil painting.

Images

  1. The high altar in the Parish Church of St Margaret the Virgin in Selnica ob Dravi (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  2. The tabernacle in the Parish Church of St Margaret the Virgin in Selnica ob Dravi (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  3. The sculpture of the left angel on the tabernacle (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  4. The sculpture of the right angel on the tabernacle (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, Tabernacle of the High Altar in the Parish Church of St Margaret the Virgin in Selnica ob Dravi, 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
  3. Sergej Vrišer, Selnica v umetnostni zgodovini, in: Selnica ob Dravi. Zbornik ob 900-letnici kraja, Bernard Rajh (ed.), Selnica ob Dravi, Krajevna skupnost, 1993, 113–122

Notes

1 Sergej Vrišer, 1963, 168–169; Sergej Vrišer, 1993, 117. He suggested that also the altar`s architecture was designed by Joseph Straub; Sergej Vrišer, 1992, 236.