03 works, Today, September 14th, is Exaltation of the Cross day, the story illustrated #256

Mathias Grünewald, (–1528)
Nikolaus Hagenauer, (1445–1538)
Isenheim Altarpiece, c. between 1509 and 1515

Oil on panel
Height: 269 cm (105.9 in); Width: 307 cm (10 ft)
Unterlinden Museum, Colmar, in the Alsace region of France

Exaltation of the Holy Cross, also called Universal Exaltation of the Holy and Life-Giving Cross or Holy Cross Day, liturgical feast celebrated on September 14 to honour the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified. In the Eastern churches the feast dates back to the dedication of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (the site of Christ’s tomb) in Jerusalem circa 335. It was adopted by the Roman Catholic Church in the 7th century and is also observed in various Protestant traditions, including Lutheranism and Anglicanism…

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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