Isenheim Altarpiece: Resurrection

Good friend, sojourner and artist here Matt Frise just reminded me and a number of our Institute graduated community about Matthias Grünewald’s Isenheim Altarpiece.

I’ve always been challenged to appreciate the themes of frailty, pain and suffering in so much of the Roman Catholic sacred art, but I especially am attracted in this piece to the resurrection section. There’s something understated about it, and the “orb” surrounding Christ, that I like.

Isenheim Altarpiece