Dream Vision, Albrecht Dürer, August 5


 DÜRER, Albrecht
(b. 1471, Nürnberg, d. 1528, Nürnberg)
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Dream Vision
1525
Watercolour on paper, 30 x 43 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
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 While Dürer is well known for his woodcuts and naturalistic watercolor I thought this work particularly interesting because of our recent class discussion of dreams and because it’s not that often we have the artists explanation with the painting.

The Isenheim Altarpiece, Matthias Grünewald, August 5


 GRÜNEWALD, Matthias
(b. 1470/80, Würzburg, d. 1528, Halle)
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The Resurrection (detail) Isenheim Altarpiece
c. 1515
Oil on wood
Musée d’Unterlinden, Colmar
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This work of the Resurrection is my personal favorite but it is part of an intricate assembly in The Isenheim Altarpiece. Click here for several pages exploring the entire work.