The Isenheim Altarpiece was made by Matthias Grunewald. It took many years to complete the isenheim Altarpiece. Grunwald actually went off of someone else work and built from their work to create his own. These painting in the Isenheim Altarpiece are references to things that have happened in the Bible.
The Isenheim Altarpiece was created in 1512 to 1516. The Isenheim Altarpiece was made for the Monastery of St. Anthony in Isenheim. “The monks at the monastery cared for peasants and social pariahs suffering from diseases that affected the skin, notably plague and the condition once known as St. Anthony’s Fire” (The Isenheim Altarpiece). St. Anthony’s Fire is known as ergot, which is known as a type of fungus today. The monks at the…show more content… The Isenheim Altarpiece has realism in it. It has realism in it because the people look like they could be real people that you would see in real life. The lamb could be found in real life to.
When the Isenheim Altar is in phase one you see. On the left side of the painting you can see Gabriel the angel telling Mary she is pregnant. This is telling a story that is in the bible. For example in Luke 1:29-32 it says “29. Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid,Mary; you have found favor with God. 31. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus 32.”(Bible). The middle painting to the right shows the angels watching Marry give birth to baby Jesus. In the middle painting on the left side you can see Mary holding baby Jesus. In the painting on the right you see Jesus resurrected to heaven. This painting is telling a story that happened in the bible. For example, in “5. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6. He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7. ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8. Then they remembered his words”(KJV/AMP Parallel Bible). There was one last Phase of the paintings. The last