Preekstoel

Pulpit of Saint Andrew's Church in Antwerp.

By
Jan Baptist Van Hool Jan Frans Van Geel
Photographer
Hugo Maertens
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About this artwork

The eyecatcher second to none is the wonderful pulpit the masterful staging of J.B. Van Hool and J.F. Van Geel (1821). It displays lively the calling of the patron saint Andrew and his brotherapostle Peter. True to the gospel (Mt. 4 1820) both fishermen were called by Jesus during their work and called away to follow Him and become fishers of men . Without hesitation but still surprised by such a calling they left their nets. The realistic representation of the characters their catch and their tools (including nets!) is bewildering and that in an unique naturalistic theatrical set of rocks and plants. From an artistic pointofview Jesus can barely stand closer to the people than here...

Pulpit of Saint Andrew's Church in Antwerp.
Photo number
0140008001
Inventory number
0000
Pulpit of Saint Andrew's Church in Antwerp.
Photo number
0140008001
Inventory number
0000
Pulpit of Saint Andrew's Church in Antwerp.
Photo number
0140008001
Inventory number
0000