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The Isenheim Altarpiece (Grünewald)

Listed under Works of Art in Colmar, France.

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  • Photo of The Isenheim Altarpiece (Grünewald)
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'The Isenheim Altarpiece is an altarpiece painted by the German artist Matthias Grünewald between 1512 and 1516. It is on display at the Unterlinden Museum at Colmar, Alsace, now in France. By far his greatest, as well as his largest work, it was painted for the Monastery of St. Anthony in Isenheim near Colmar (then in Germany), which specialised in hospital work. The Antonine monks of the monastery were noted for their treatment of sufferers of skin disease, such as ergotism, symptoms of which are displayed by figures including the crucified Christ in the altarpiece.' Wikipedia

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The image above is most certainly not the Isenheim Altarpiece. The exterior wings look as if they are painted in a Mongol-inspired style that one might find in Islamic texts like the Shanama.

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THanks - we will change!

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