By the hands of wood carver Master Pavol of Levoča townsman, the most valuable decorative features of the St James Church were made – the statues of the main altar of St James, the highest Late Gothic altar in the world. His sculptures and artistic assemblages, either coming from his workshop or assigned by experts in his circle, make up a set of roughly 50 works to be found in a number of churches. Though the work of Master Pavol is formally classified in the period of Late Gothic, it draws inspiration with its rendition from the Renaissance humanism and realism. His work is up there with the gems of European woodcarving of the first half of the 16th century.
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