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    Day 5e. Schwäbisch Hall

    August 9, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Johanniter Kirche Art Museum. 14-17th Century Old Masters of the Würth Art Collection.

    The 12th century Hospitalers' church was re-opened as a museum in November 2008. The extensively refurnished building has become a branch of the Kunsthalle Würth arts gallery. The perfect accommodation of the important stock of old masters from the Würth Collection that includes the former Prince of Fürstenberg's picture treasure and many new purchases.
    This top-class collection devoted to art from the German South West - including the region around Lake Constance and Northern Switzerland - from the late Middle Ages to the beginnings of the modern age.
    The art- and cultural-historical importance of these works has to be rated this highly because most of the panel paintings date back to a period from which only very few drawings or paintings have survived - owing to the Reformation iconoclasm which was enforced particularly radically in Swabia.
    The phenomenal Family of Wild People by Lucas Cranach the Elder and a whole range of works from his workshop with religious scenes, secular didactic works and portraits have survived.
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