(b. 1470/80, Würzburg, d. 1528, Halle)

Annunciation and Resurrection

c. 1515
Oil on wood, 269 x 141 cm (each)
Musée d'Unterlinden, Colmar

The picture shows the left and right wings of the second view of the Isenheim Altarpiece.

Grünewald's unsurpassed technique in painting coloured light is epitomized in the figure of the rising Christ; his dramatic use of writhing forms in movement is also seen here in the figures of Christ, the arriving angel, and the Madonna.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.