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Gothic and Early Renaissance
 
 
 
Konrad von Soest
 
 
Conrad von Soest, also Konrad in modern texts, or in Middle High German Conrad van Sost or "von Soyst", (born around 1370 in Dortmund; died soon after 1422). He was the most significant Westphalian artist and painted in the so-called soft style of International Gothic. He played a leading role in the introduction of this International Courtly Style to Northern Germany around 1390 and influenced German and Northern European painting into the late 15th century. He was the master of a thriving workshop and was accepted into the social circle of the cosmopolitan patrician elite of Dortmund. Dortmund was then a leading and very prosperous member of the influential Hanseatic League.

Works
His main surviving works are influenced by French illuminated manuscripts and certain early Parisian examples of Early Netherlandish painting; his detailed knowledge of Parisian patterns and techniques points towards a sojourn in Paris as a journeyman in the 1380s:

Niederwildungen Altarpiece, a Crucifixion Altarpiece in the protestant Stadtkirche of Bad Wildungen: large winged altarpiece, originally dated 1403. It shows scenes from the Life of the Virgin and the Passion of Christ (and seems to contain the oldest depiction of glasses north of the Alps. A contemporary local chronicle (rubbed condition) is written on the reverse side of the central panel. The predella is missing.

Panel from a small portable altarpiece for the Dortmund family of Berswordt with a depiction of "St. Paul" and with "Reinoldus" as a knight on the reverse side, dateable to 1404, Alte Pinakothek Munich.

Two small panels, showing "St. Odilia" and "St. Dorothea", painted around 1410, Westf. Landesmusem Münster.

Marienaltar, a large tryptych with scenes from the Life of the Virgin, in the Marienkirche at Dortmund, dateable to around 1420. The three panels have been cut in 1720 to fit into a huge baroque framework but are now reassembled in a modern framework. The lunette and predella of the altarpiece are lost.

attributed: Nikolaustafel, a panel showing St. Nikolas, Nikolai Chapel at Soest.

 
 


Anbetung der Heiligen Drei Konige
Marienaltar
ca.1420




The Death of Mary
c. 1420
Marienkirche, Dortmund






The Death of Mary
c. 1420
Marienkirche, Dortmund

 
 
 


Passionsaltar

(Wildungen-Altar)

 

          


Passionsaltar (Wildungen-Altar)
Gesamtansicht
1403
Parish church, Bad Wildungen


 


Passionsaltar (Wildungen-Altar)
Gesamtansicht
1403
Parish church, Bad Wildungen


 

Passionsaltar (Wildungen-Altar)
Gesamtansicht
Annunciation
1403
Parish church, Bad Wildungen

 

Passionsaltar (Wildungen-Altar)
Gesamtansicht
Nativity
Parish church, Bad Wildungen

 

Passionsaltar (Wildungen-Altar)
Gesamtansicht
Nativity
1403
Parish church, Bad Wildungen

 


Passionsaltar (Wildungen-Altar)
Gesamtansicht
1403
Parish church, Bad Wildungen
 

 
 
 


Passionsaltar (Wildungen-Altar)
Gesamtansicht
1403



Passionsaltar (Wildungen-Altar)
Gesamtansicht
1403
The Crucifixion
Parish church, Bad Wildungen

 
 

 


Passionsaltar (Wildungen-Altar)
Gesamtansicht
1403
The Crucifixion
Parish church, Bad Wildungen


 

Passionsaltar (Wildungen-Altar)
Gesamtansicht
1403
Parish church, Bad Wildungen

 


Passionsaltar (Wildungen-Altar)
Gesamtansicht
1403
Parish church, Bad Wildungen


 
Passionsaltar (Wildungen-Altar)
Gesamtansicht
1403
Parish church, Bad Wildungen
 
 
 

 Madonna and Child
c.1420




 Kreuzigung
um 1410
Wandbild, Soest, Kirche (evangelisch), Pfarrkirche Sankt Petri

 
 


Kreuzigung
um 1410
Wandbild, Soest, Kirche (evangelisch), Pfarrkirche Sankt Petri

 

 

Doppelseitiges Triumphkreuz
um 1400
Triumphkreuz, Soest, Kirche (katholisch), Propsteikirche Sankt Patrokli
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
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