Gold, silver and precious stones have exercised a great fascination over people of all cultures for thousands of years. The beauty and splendour of the precious materials and their unearthly radiance make them symbols of the eternal, holy and godly, and an expression of power and wealth. In the Westphalia of the late Middle Ages, an unusually large number of outstanding goldsmiths’ works goldsmiths remained as witnesses to Christian piety and the worldly need for representation. The exhibition recognises these treasures, which have often slumbered unseen, for the first time, both for their artistic standing and also in their original historical context. The “Golden Splendour” of these works is so impressive, yet it has been so little known to the public up to now.
Kultur | 29.05.12
Veranstalter ziehen in Münster positive Bilanz zum Abschluss der Mittelalter-Schau
Münster (lwl/exc). Rund 45.000 Besucher haben die Mittelalter-Ausstellung "Goldene Pracht" in Münster gesehen, die am Pfingstmontag nach drei Monaten zu Ende gegangen ist. Die... [mehr]