Guided tour with Gian Casper Bott, Director Museum Kleines Klingental
The Museum Kleines Klingental exhibits red sandstone sculptures from Basel Cathedral dating from around 1200 to the 16th century. The Romanesque period captivates with the lapidary clarity of the wheel of fortune figures and the motivic richness of column supports, while the Gothic sculptures are distinguished by their monumental spatial presence. The works, which come from a variety of functional contexts, offer a fascinatingly wide range of stylistic development and artistic temperament. Formal elements such as variation and rhythm are discussed, as well as specifically sculptural aspects such as material composition and surface treatment, patina or fragment, scale and visibility.
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