Sacred places – views by Hubert Sattler (1817-1904) / Nordoratorium, DomQuartier Salzburg

Hubert Sattler, Mekka mit Heiliger Moschee und Kaaba (Saudi-Arabien), 1897

08.03.2024 – 06.01.2025

For a long time, travelling was a privilege. At the beginning of the 19th century, the world opened up to people, at least in a virtual way: People learnt about foreign lands through peep-boxes, panoramas and cosmoramas.
Hubert Sattler saw his cosmoramas primarily as an educational tool and endeavoured to emphasize this in his accompanying texts with precise topographical and historical information. Originally, the cosmoramas were presented in peep boxes, which further enhanced the illusionistic effect and transported the viewer to the farthest reaches of the earth. From 1840 to 1870, Sattler exhibited his travel paintings in numerous cities, and from 1850 to 1852 they were also shown with great success in the United States of America.
The presentation in the north oratory of the DomQuartier Salzburg shows holy places, places of prayer and places of worship of various denominations from antiquity to the 19th century. The selection of works follows Hubert Sattler’s travel routes and thus his personal interests. On display are nineteen cosmoramas from four continents (Europe, Africa, North America, Asia) and, for the first time, drawings and sketches made in situ.

Sacred places – views by Hubert Sattler (1817-1904)
08.03.2024 – 06.01.2025
DomQuartier Salzburg
Residenzplatz 1/Domplatz 1a
5020 Salzburg