The Devil at Isenheim
Reflections of Popular Belief in Grunewald's Altarpiece
By (author) Ruth Mellinkoff
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Devil at Isenheim by Ruth Mellinkoff
Book DescriptionMatthias Grunwald's world-famous Isenheim Altarpiece ranks among the most powerful expressionistic works of the Northern Renaissance. Characterized by great emotional force, exquisite handling of color and brilliantly interwoven subtleties of Christian iconography, the multi-paneled altarpiece has remained the object of intense scholarly interest and the main attraction of the Musee d'Unterlinden in Colmar, France. Ruth Mellinkoff offers an original analysis of the altarpiece, uncovering the late medieval popular beliefs that underlie its unusual visual content. She places its rich imagery within a tradition of Christian art, and stunningly, discovers Lucifer among the angels observing the Nativity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520062047
(311mm x 235mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 21-Dec-1988
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Ruth Mellinkoff
Ruth Mellinkoff is Research Associate at the University of California's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and she is the author of The Mark of Cain (California, 1981) and The Horned Moses in Medieval Art and Thought (California, 1970).
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