Sketch - Saint Christopher, Josef Moser, circa 1995 -1996 Image Reg. No: SH 970561

Conceptual sketch for the carving St. Christopher by Josef Moser, circa 1995- 1996. This sketch was sent to Museum Victoria when the carving was commissioned.

Josef Moser can trace back wood carving in his family to the 18 Century. His father taught him carving in the tradition of the Baroque style and his mother taught him gilding. Josef's father was renowned through Europe for his religious and secular carvings and did commissions all over the world. Josef came to Australia in 1982 and sees himself very much as carrying on the family tradition. The bulk of his work is Christian in subject. Moser works within a consciously Austrian baroque tradition, however he generally lightens the finish of the works to suit a perceived 'Australian taste for more simplicity'.
Charcoal sketch on white paper of a man with a beard, holding a staff in his right hand with a child holding a ball on his shoulder.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Museum of Victoria, 1997
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: art, cultural identity, cultural traditions, handcrafts, religions, cultural maintenance, artistic practices, sculpture, artists, wood carvings, austrian, religious sculptures
Themes this item is part of: Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: drawings
Artist: Mr Josef Moser, Gembrook, Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia, 1995-1996
Place & Date Used: Gembrook, Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia, 1995-1996

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