Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grunewald



Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grunewald

Isenheim Altarpiece – the main and most famous work of the German artist of the Northern Renaissance Matthias Grunewald and a masterpiece of German painting at the current time is stored in the museum Unterlinden on the terrain of the Dominican monastery in the Alsatian town of Colmar in France.

The altar was commissioned by the Order of the Grunewald Antonito for their own monastery in Izengeyme – a place located in Alsace in the 20 km from Colmar, and became its main altar. Precise date of creation is unknown altar, Matthias Grunewald wrote it probably in the period from 1506 on 1515 g. The statues and carvings in wood for the altar were made qualitative Alsatian master Nicholas of Haguenau.

Isenheim Altarpiece on its own is a form of a flap, in other words, the altar-knit, and consists of the main part – the box and 2-pairs of colorful moving flaps, and thus Makar likely to sweep three options of the altar. The first the unfolding scene of the crucifixion of Christ.

Up to 1793 g. Was an altar in the church Izengeyma. In the turbulent times of the French Revolution on the orders of the young French republic commissioners paintings and statues were transported for storage in the district town of Colmar. Carved wood details remained in Izengeyme and 1860 g. Lost. Three scanning altar exhibited at the moment in Colmar separately.

Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grunewald
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