Publications by Niguliste Museum 2006

Dance of Death (Danse macabre)
(brochure-paper model)

2006 surmatants voldik esikylg

Designed by Liina Siib
In English, illustrated
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Niguliste Museum
Tallinn 2006

The fragment of the Dance of Death painting produced in the workshop of the Lübeck master Bernt Notke (ca 1430/1440–1509) which is on display in the St Antonius Chapel of Niguliste Museum, is indisputably one of the most famous artworks in Estonia. The over 500-year-old painting depicts how medieval people saw the world, and it also has timeless relevance. Only a fragment of what was originally a 30-metre-long work is now extant. The brochure features a reproduction of the painting and gives translations of the inscriptions on the painting.

2006 surmatants eng tagakylg voldik

Published also in Estonian and German
Surmatants
Der Totentanz

Retable of the High Altar of St Nicholas’ Church in Tallinn
(brochure-paper model)

2006 rode altar 1 vaadeDesigned by Liina Siib
In English, illustrated
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Niguliste Museum
Tallinn 2006

 

 

The retable of the High Altar of St Nicholas’ Church in Tallinn, made in the workshop of the Lübeck master Hermen Rode (1478–1481), is one of the grandest artworks in the late mediaeval art of the Hanseatic towns. The retable is a typical double-winged altarpiece with predella, and it is one of the largest ones in the 15th century Baltic Sea region. The corpus of the retable is adorned with carved figures of saints and apostles. On the wings, we see 16 painted scenes of St Victor of Marseille and the life of St Nicholas, as well as standing saintly figures.

Published also in Estonian
Tallinna Niguliste kiriku peaaltari retaabel

2006 rode altar 3 vaade