Thursday, October 31, 2013

Kremsmünster Abbey

Kremsmünster Abbey (1709-1713) Austria

Located in Austria, the architects  Jakob Prandtauer and Anselm Desings designed in the mid 13th century church built in a style between the Romanesque and Gothic. It was remodeled in Baroque style the 17th century by the architect Antonio Carlone.

In the interior there is a total of twelve alters which are decorated with stucco. There are many sculptures, including the angels by Michael Zürn the Younger from the 17th century.

The main church is dedicated to "Christ the Saviour and St. Agapitus." In 1613 the church was remodelled in the Baroque style. Between 1680 and 1720, the interior of the church was redecorated with Baroque ornamentation by the designs of Carlo Antonio Carlone, Giovanni Battista Colomba and Giovanni Battista Barberini.

The high alter by Johann Andreas Wolf in 1712 is designed with the Baroque characteristics. More example of the Austrian Baroque are the angels by Johann Michael Zürn the younger.


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