Artworks Catalogue

The attic of the high altar in the Parish Church of St Philip and St James in Laporje (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The sculpture of St Stephen in the attic of the high altar in the Parish Church of St Philip and St James in Laporje (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The sculpture of St Stephen in the attic of the high altar in the Parish Church of St Philip and St James in Laporje (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)

Location

Slovenia, Laporje

Parish Church of St Philip and St James (Župnijska cerkev sv. Filipa in Jakoba)

Artwork

The Sculpture of St Stephen in the Attic of the High Altar in the Parish Church of St Philip and St James in Laporje

Type

Sculpture

Critical History

Sergej Vrišer attributed one sculpture in the attic of the high altar in the Parish Church of St Philip and St James in Laporje to Joseph Straub.1 It is a sculpture of St Stephen on the right side of the attic, which shows characteristics of Joseph Straub`s personal style: the posture, the creases of the drapery (the significant “open” crease at the lower hem of the garment), curly hair, open mouths and big open eyes.

Components

Sculpture
Sculpture
Author: Joseph Straub (Wiesensteig 1712 – Maribor 1756)
Technique(s): wood carving
Material(s): limewood
Polychromy
Polychromy
Polychromy
First repolychromy

Comment

The altar has at least one repolychromy. Due to the position of the attic, we could not analyse paint layers. There are visible overpaints on the gilding with silver bronze.

Images

  1. The attic of the high altar in the Parish Church of St Philip and St James in Laporje (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  2. The sculpture of St Stephen in the attic of the high altar in the Parish Church of St Philip and St James in Laporje (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  3. The sculpture of St Stephen in the attic of the high altar in the Parish Church of St Philip and St James in Laporje (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)

Catalogue entry prepared by Valentina Pavlič and Saša Dolinšek

Recommended citation: Valentina Pavlič and Saša Dolinšek, The Sculpture of St Stephen in the Attic of the High Altar in the Parish Church of St Philip and St James in Laporje, in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 13/08/2020) URL

Sources and Bibliography

  1. Sergej Vrišer, Baročno kiparstvo na slovenskem Štajerskem, Maribor, Obzorja, 1963
  2. Sergej Vrišer, Baročno kiparstvo na slovenskem Štajerskem, Ljubljana, Slovenska matica, 1992

Notes

1 Sergej Vrišer, 1963, 169; Sergej Vrišer, 1992, 236.