Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
Ottobeuren Abbey - Abbot's winter apartment (second floor) Staircase (Room 3e, Staircase A)
GODS & MYTHS
Amor
AllegoriesEros and Anteros (immature and mature, or divine and earthly love) Wrestling
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis The Fall and Expulsion Adam and Eve with the Apple, but without Serpent
Last Judgement
Emblems and SymbolsBook
The Cross
AllegoriesThe Cross contrasted to the Fall of Adam and Eve
Virgin Mary
Iconography of the Virgin MaryImmaculate ConceptionAllegoriesOttobeuren, Benediktinerabtei, Staircase A (Franz Anton Erler, 1728), the Immaculate Conception with Justice and Grace
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Virtues and Vices
Virtues CardinalIndividualIustitiaJustice of God
Further details
Dischinger suggests that the book written full of naughts represents the lack of good deeds as consequence of the Fall
ARTIST/CREATOR
Erler, Franz Anton (c1700-1745)
DATE
1728
LOCATION
Ottobeuren (Swabia), Benediktinerabtei
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Digital only
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Gabriele Dischinger et al., Ottobeuren: Barocke Bildwelt des Klostergebäudes in Malerei und Plastik, vol. 2, Sankt Ottilien 2014, pp. 240, 242-245
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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