Monday, July 27, 2020

Art Diary: Master of Mondsee

The Flight into Egypt, from the Mondsee Altarpiece (detail; c. 1495–99), Master of Mondsee. Photo: Johannes Stoll; © Belvedere, Vienna
Little is known about the life of the Master of Mondsee, who worked in Austria during the late 15th century. This exhibition, which was on view for a month before museums were shuttered in March, reopens at the Upper Belvedere on 1 July (until 13 September). It is the first to bring together all eight surviving paintings from the lost altarpiece at the abbey of Mondsee, which were separated in 1791; these are the only known works by the artist. They are presented alongside works by older artists such as Michael Pacher who influenced the Master of Mondsee’s style. [More]