Eine Warnung zur rechten Zeit
Georg Petel, im oberbayerischen Weilheim geboren, besuchte im Laufe seines Lebens unter anderem Antwerpen, Paris, Genua und Rom. Nach diesen Reisen ließ er sich in Augsburg nieder, das zu seiner Zeit...
The present series, to which a new text will be added every two weeks, takes what may seem a rather contemporary approach: works of art are presented from the point of view of the person portrayed—the Virgin Mary.
We would like to provide a gentle note of reminder: sympathetic identification with the protagonist was the original purpose of precious votive paintings, long before such works came to be exhibited in museums in the 19th century.