Ettal Abbey, Bavaria, Germany -- Trained primarily in Italy, Martin Knoller also did the painting of the Assumption (namesake for this church) over the main altar set at the rear of the Monks' choir. We'll soon look at some of the gold reliefs on the bases of the Corinthian pillars. Here's a couple of questions: 1) At center is the statue of the Ettal Madonna which drew pilgrims in the 18th century after the abbey was rebuilt. Isn't it tiny! 2), Are the statues at the top of the painting's arch real or trompe-l'œil?

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