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Isenheim Altarpiece

circa 1509 - 1515

Why is it canonical?

At the time of its creation, the Isenheim altarpiece was one of the most impressive pieces of its kind ever produced. Made up of a central section and two moveable wings, the work has nine separate sections, on display depending on whether the moveable wings are opened or closed. It depicts many scenes in the life of Jesus.

Creators

Grunewald

Locations

France Isenheim Alsace

Periods

Renaissance

Media

Painting Oil

Images and Videos

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Isenheim Altarpiece, First View

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Isenhiem Altarpiece, Second View

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Isenheim Altarpiece, Third View

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