Sunday, December 5, 2010

Isenheim Altarpiece, Grunewald 

Displaying the crucifixion of Christ, the middle view is self-evident. Mary the Mother of God and Mary Magdalene mourn at the foot of the cross while John the Baptist points towards the dying Christ. A lamb stands at the foot of the cross as well, symbolizing Jesus' act as the sacrificial lamb for all human sins. 

1 comment:

  1. This is an absolutely amazing work of art. I can honestly say this is my favorite piece of art.