Isenheim Altarpiece: A violent image as an act of commiseration
The Isenheim Altarpiece is shocking yet comforting. As movies and video games are taken to task, it's important to remember images' many powers.
MORE: Full story
Image 1 of 3
Violence in the Isenheim Altarpiece
The Temptations of Saint Anthony and the Conversation between St. Anthony and St. Paul the Hermit, detail from the Isenheim Altarpiece, circa 1515, by Mathias Grunewald (1475-1528), oil on panel.