Isenheim Altarpiece God's Medicine and the Painter's Vision
Isenheim Altarpiece God's Medicine and the Painter's Vision
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  • ISBN-13: 9780691000879
  • ISBN: 0691000875
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press



Andree Hayum approaches Matthias Grunewald's Isenheim Altarpiece, now at the Musee d'Unterlinden in Colmar, as a structural and iconographic entity and restores it to its broader cultural context in the early sixteenth century. She interprets the altarpiece in terms of its hospital context, then explores how this polyptych functions as a system of communication, in relation to contemporary sermons and in response to an emerging print culture. The meaning and motivation behind the direct visual appeal of the Isenheim panels are considered within the liturgy and the sacramental economy.Hayum, Andree is the author of 'Isenheim Altarpiece God's Medicine and the Painter's Vision' with ISBN 9780691000879 and ISBN 0691000875.

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