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Northern Renaissance 16:39 Grünewald, Isenheim Altarpiece  (closed), oil on panel, CA. 1510-1515 Connection to hospital: theme of suffering, disease, salvation  Figures: life-sized  Center: crucifixion Tortured body: head sunken down, expression of suffering Sense of agony, clearly not a peaceful death: thorns still shown  Shows how brutally nails hammered in  Mary Magdalene @ Christ’s feet: represents repentance  St. John the Baptist: W/ book, characterized as prophet, represents being humble Lamb bleeding into chalice: through his sacrifice -> our salvation Different to CF. Italian Renaissance work G didn’t depict a triumph, peaceful Christ  Isenheim Altarpiece (open) Resurrection: return to a state, free of sin More optimistic panels More elegant figures, bright colors  Opened during mass: direct congregation to more Catholic lifestyle Shrine only visible during mass  
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course 830 201 taught by Professor Leyton during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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