Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald

Isenheim altarpiece - First view

Isenheim altarpiece – First view
View of the Isenheim Altarpiece, Nikolaus Hagenauer and Matthias Grünewald, c 1512-1516

The Isenheim Altarpiece is an altarpiece sculpted and painted by, respectively, the Germans Niclaus of Haguenau and Matthias Grünewald in 1512–1516.[1] It is on display at the Unterlinden Museum at ColmarAlsace, in France. The museum celebrated the 500th anniversary of this masterpiece in 2012.[2] By far Grünewald’s greatest and largest work, it was painted for the Monastery of St. Anthony in Isenheim near Colmar, which specialized in hospital work. The Antonine monks of the monastery were noted for their care of plague sufferers as well as their treatment of skin diseases, such as ergotism. The image of the crucified Christ is pitted with plague-type sores, showing patients that Jesus understood and shared their afflictions.
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The altarpiece has two sets of wings, displaying three configurations:
Wings closed – Outer wings opened – Inner wings opened
Isenheim altarpiece - Second view

Isenheim altarpiece – Second view
Isenheim altarpiece - Third view

Isenheim altarpiece – Third view
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~ by ottorapp on June 12, 2015.

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