Hans Multscher was born circa 1400, in Reichenhofen, near Leutkirch,
Württemberg, and died 1467, in Ulm. He was a German sculptor and painter.
Multscher worked in Ulm from 1427. His style was influenced by Robert
Campin and Netherlandish and French sculpture of the Early Renaissance
(Claus von Sluter). At the same time as L. Moser and K. Witz, Multscher
began to make studies from life and to introduce elements of everyday
life into religious compositions. He sought to endow the persons in his
paintings with individuality by giving them grotesque postures and facial
expressions, as in his Landsberg altar (1437, Dahlem Museum, Berlin;
formerly considered to have been from Wurzach). As a sculptor, Multscher
was more conservative.
From October of 1916 through January of 1917, Rudolf Steiner gave a series
of nine lectures known as the Art Course. These lectures were given
the title of:
The History of Art.
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in the fourth lecture, or in the entire