In 1477, Wit Stwosz, one of the most eminent Gothic sculptors, left Nuremberg and went to Krakow to create the altar of St. Mary's. St. Mary's altar is in its place, but in the National Museum there are other works by Wit Stwosz - a limestone fragment of a tombstone showing the prayer of Christ in Ogrojec and a wooden Crucifix. In these works we can find the basic features of Stwosz style - the extraction of painting effects in sculpture, expression of form and drama built through the contrasts of concave and convex forms.


  • Title: Wooden crucifix
  • Creator: Wit Stwosz
  • Art Genre: sacral art
  • Art Movement: medieval art
  • Support: wooden sculpture

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