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Art One-Minute Masterpiece: The St. Wolfgang Altarpiece, Michael Pacher

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Uploaded by westfinearts on Mar 2, 2009 Pacher's masterpiece, The Altarpiece of St. Wolfgang (1471–1481), is considered one of the leading and most remarkable carved and painted altar shrines in all of European art. Pacher’s fusion of Italian Rena… [More]

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For a better picture of this great altar, see: Krönung Mariens, St. Wolfgang
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Art One-Minute Masterpiece: The St. Wolfgang Altarpiece, Michael Pacher

Michael Pacher (c. 1435—August 1498) was an Austrian Tyrolean painter and sculptor active during the last quarter of the 15th century. His best-known work is the altarpiece at the church in the village of St. Wolfgang, Austria. This altarpiece contains scenes from the life of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. His influence is primarily North Italian, and his work shares characteristics with that of painters such as Andrea … [More]