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Isenheim Alterpiece-3

robsb

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Sat 22-Dec-12 03:47 AM

Colmar Unterlinden Museum with the Isenheim Altarpiece. This is one of the other panels that make up the piece.
The Isenheim Altarpiece was executed for the hospital chapel of Saint Anthony's Monastery in Isenheim in Alsace, which explains the presence of the plague saint, St Sebastian, and the patrons of the more austere and solitary forms of monasticism, St Anthony Abbot and St Paul the Hermit. The altarpiece is now at the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar, a nearby town.


The Isenheim Altar is a complicated structure with four layers of painted surfaces - that is, two sets of folding wings, like a double cupboard, enclosing the final altarpiece, which consists of three carved wood statues of saints. There are also two side panels and a predella. In form, therefore, it harks back to the type of Burgundian and German carved altar of which the Broederlam at Dijon is a classic example.


D700 w/ 17-35 f/2.8 Zoom @ 35mm. f/6.3, 1/60. ISO 6400. Processed in Capture NX2 with perspective correction in Photoshop CS6 Extended.

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