Geschichte, Stil, Ikonografie
(= German: The St James-Altar in the castle church Winnenden. History, Style Iconography)
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary, an art-historical review of the altar of St. James in the Swabian town of Winnenden will was published in German language. The Altar is one of the most impressive examples of late Gothic carved altars on the Franconian-Swabian Way of St. James. For 500 years it has been standing in the rather inconspicuous castle church not far from Stuttgart. Even today the altar fascinates by its impressive holy figures and detailed representations: Expressive character heads, vivid scenes and finely formulated surfaces of the work of art, which was also originally woodsighted, cast a spell on the viewer. In addition to this aesthetic aspect, the altar is remarkable in its content-narrative dimension. The art historian Markus Golser presents the impressive work in detail in words and pictures, classifies it stylistically, explains iconographic references and addresses questions about the artists and clients of this enchanting masterpiece.