Sculpture through the lens of the camera

Alfred Tritschler’s photos of the Schnütgen collection – 9 November 2019 until 16 February 2020

This special exhibition in the Museum Schnütgen follows the view of the Frankfurt photographer Alfred Tritschler (1905–1970) on the collection. In 1948 Tritschler had photographed more than 100 of the museum’s medieval stone, wood and metal sculptures; prints are preserved in the museum’s archive. The photographer staged the sculptures with a subjective glance in suggestive “portraits” and found his own artistic expression for these motifs with his Leica camera. The series was created while the works of art were relocated during the war. A selection of some 90 original prints, together with around 30 sculptures, will be shown for the first time and published in an accompanying book.