Alsace-Lorraine Sights

Église des Dominicains (Dominican Church)

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

The Flemish-influenced Madonna of the Rosebush (1473), noted German artist Martin Schongauer's most celebrated painting, hangs in the Église des Dominicains. Stolen from St-Martin's in 1972 and later recovered, the work has almost certainly been reduced in size from its original state but retains enormous impact. The grace and intensity of the Virgin match that of the Christ Child; yet her slender fingers dent the child's soft flesh (and his fingers entwine her curls) with immediate intimacy. Schongauer's text for her crown is: Me carpes genito tuo o santissima virgo ("Choose me also for your child, O holiest Virgin").

Sight Information

Address:

Pl. des Dominicains, Colmar, 68000, France

Phone:

/03–89–24–46–57

Sight Details:

  • €1.30
  • Wed.–Mon. 9–noon and 2–5

Published 06/25/2015

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