Exam 2 Chapter 18 PDF

The suffering of christ and the pain of his mother

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Unformatted text preview: nded the way the thought about art and the role of the artist o He adopted the more Italian stance that the fine arts and the liberal arts were not mutually exclusive Matthias Grunewald, Isenheim Altarpiece (closed), oil on panel, ca. 1509/10- 1515 (St. Sebastian, The Crucifixion, St. Anthony Abbot, Lamentation) • The Crucifixion o This is one of the most gruesome depiction of the crucifixion §༊ The body of Christ dominates over the presence of the other figures and the landscape §༊ The image of Christ getting crucified is removed from its usual setting, so Christ’s figure becomes more of a lonely silhouetted figure that contrasts the dark landscape §༊ A lamb is bleeding into a chalice (just like in the Ghent Altarpiece) o This depiction of Christ utilizes the medieval tradition of Andachtsbild §༊ This tradition was used to emphasize the suffering of Christ and the pain of his mother Matthias Grunewald, Isenheim Altarpiece (open), oil on panel, ca. 1509/10- 1515 (The Annunciation, The Madonna and Child with Angels, The Resurrection) • The Resurrection o The depiction of Christ differs dramatically...
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