Here's another sculpture I found at the Krannert Art Museum
and the sculptor is completely new to me,
Thomas Schwanthaler (1634-1707.
His father, like mine, was a German Baroque woodcarver,
so even though I'm not in his long lineage
(7 generations of Schwanthalers were
making sculpture until the mid-19th Century)
I still feel some kinship
with his light hearted approach to statuary
that blossomed during the counter Reformation
in Bavaria and Austria.
appears to be dancing
he was rocking a cradle
I wish I had more, and larger
views of his angels.
Quite a tableaux.
St. Barbara bears a strong resemblance
to Meryl Streep.
This is the kind of big project
that he's famous for.
Love these angels.