Martyr ... or dandy? In the mind of the fifteenth-century master who painted this altarpiece, both stations must have been compatible, and their combination particularly desirable! Seen in Tallinn, the saint in clad in a lustrous armor which, in the purest late Gothic fashion, emphasizes the length of his limbs and elongates his silhouette. The red crakows (shoes projecting into a point at the front) are conventional though stylish accessories, which would have been worn with or without armor. The feature that sets the armored saint apart resides in the Red clothing of his torso. Normally the upper part of the chest would have been guarded by a steel plate connected to the ventral one and finished in the same fashion (i.e. polished). Here such a plate is either present and concealed under red fabric or the saint is wearing a brigandine, a garment lined with a multitude of steel plates on the interior, with a gorget over the throat and a ventral plate over the belly. Whatever the arrangement is, the fact is that it is a rare one, seldom seen in panel paintings from the period, a little more prevalent in book illumination. The overall effect achieved by the combination of red cloth and glistening metal is as striking in the artwork as it would have been on the street: the saint can be easily spotted in the distance, his outfit helping him edify parishioners and casual visitors alike... St Nicholas’ Church, Tallinn. By Hermann Rode in Lübeck. #metarmsandarmor metarmsandarmor #armor#tallinn#saint#armoredsaint#brigandine#dandy#sufferinstyle#martyr#lategothic#travelwiththemet#latagram
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