SLYUTER Klaus (Sluter Claus)( Burgundian sculptor, a native of the Netherlands.)
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Biography SLYUTER Klaus (Sluter Claus)
From 1385 he worked in Dijon, in 1389 - the court master Burgundian Duke Philip the Bold. The earliest known work Slyutera - the sculptural decoration of the portal of the church-mausoleum of the Dukes of Burgundy in the great Carthusian monastery at Dijon Shanmol. Among the statues of the portal - the images of the kneeling Duke Philip the Bold and his wife Margaret of Flanders. This work was done about. 1391-1397, after Slyuter in 1389 became the owner of the studio of Jean de Marvilya.
His most famous work Slyutera - TN. Well of Moses, the prophets or the Well. In fact, this hexagonal foot crucifix, surrounded by monumental statues of Old Testament prophets: Moses, David, Jeremiah, Zechariah, Daniel and Isaiah. At the corners, put the figure Sorrowful Angels. All the statues are made in the Gothic style of naturalism. Figures (except Moses) dressed in wide, flowing heavy folds of clothing.
Slyuter also began work on the tomb of Philip the Bold, which ended in 1411, his nephew Claus de Verviers (mind. 1439), who inherited his uncle's shop.