Germany • 1434−1519

German painter, printmaker and wood engraver. The representative of the Nuremberg school of painting. In his workshop in 1486-89 studied Albrecht dürer. Wohlgemuth carried out the order of the Saxon elector Frederick the Wise by the design of its vdata in Wittenberg (lost during the Second world war).


Probably Michael Wohlgemuth studied the craft at the works of Flemish painters. Along with his adopted son Wilhelm Pleydenwurff illustrated "the Nuremberg chronicle".


Among the best works of Wohlgemuth include: the altar of Petersdorfer (now in the Church of peace in Nuremberg), carved, adorned the altar of the Church of St. Mary in Zwickau, the painted hall of the town hall in Goslar, an altar in the town Church of St. John the Baptist in Schwabach and four altar panels in the Munich Pinakothek.

German wood Carver and painter. Master of the Nuremberg school.

Learned artistic skill, apparently, of his father, he went to travel, visited the Netherlands and only in 1474 he returned to Nuremberg.

Among his pupils was the famous Albrecht Durer. A. dürer studied in the workshop

Wohlgemuth in 1486-89.

The artistic merit of the works of Wohlgemuth is quite different, as it is getting a lot of orders, was often entrusted their execution to his assistants.

In General it is necessary to recognize a more skilled Carver than a painter. In his works and then marvel at the strange combination of precious charms with vulgarity and ugliness form a feature explainable by the fact that the artist, according to the desire of his time, tried hard to characterize as moral beauty and moral ugliness. The best works of V. are: majestic carved Gallerosoy altar in the chapel of the Holy cross, at Nuremberg; and carved, adorned the altar in Mary Church, in Zwickau; suboshi altar in the Church, and especially the magnificent altar of Margrave Friedrich IV in heilsbronn Church in Nuremberg, a picture in the Munich Pinakothek, in the Augsburg gallery, in the collection of the PEL, in Vienna ("scenes from the life of the blessed virgin"), Sigmaringen Museum ("Resurrection") and some others.

Meet miniature works of this artist, both in terms of carving and painting, characterized by extreme delicacy of execution.

The author of the largest amp. early printing of illustrations to the "world chronicle" of schedel's (1491-94).

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