The Stauffenberg Altarpiece

The Stauffenberg Altarpiece

This couple is listening to the museum audio guide describing what is known as the Stauffenberg Altarpiece. Less well known than the Isenheim Altarpiece, it is also housed in the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar. The painter is unknown and the only name given is the Master of the Stauffenberg Altarpiece.

There certainly is no shortage of crucifixion pantings in the Unterlinden but, then again, there is no shortage of crucifixion paintings in Europe. Here we have two Joys of Mary, the Annunciation on the left of the triptych, and the Nativity on the right, framing a Sorrow of Mary, Jesus' Descent from the Cross. As I've mentioned before, I'm not religious at all, but I find the art fascinating.

Not having picked up the audio guide myself, I can only guess if the two paintings on the right are part of the altarpiece as well - I don't think so, the paintings are listed as a triptych but the extra two could be from the outside of the altarpiece. The one on the left, however, is a complete mystery to me. Perhaps one of you knows. If so, let me know and I'll gladly update this post.

My other photos from Colmar can be found in the gallery.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: 10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/4 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200


Taken: 2011-06-25 14:55:46
Posted: 2012-02-13 | 23:50





The Stauffenberg Altarpiece

The Stauffenberg Altarpiece

This couple is listening to the museum audio guide describing what is known as the Stauffenberg Altarpiece. Less well known than the Isenheim Altarpiece, it is also housed in the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar. The painter is unknown and the only name given is the Master of the Stauffenberg Altarpiece.

There certainly is no shortage of crucifixion pantings in the Unterlinden but, then again, there is no shortage of crucifixion paintings in Europe. Here we have two Joys of Mary, the Annunciation on the left of the triptych, and the Nativity on the right, framing a Sorrow of Mary, Jesus' Descent from the Cross. As I've mentioned before, I'm not religious at all, but I find the art fascinating.

Not having picked up the audio guide myself, I can only guess if the two paintings on the right are part of the altarpiece as well - I don't think so, the paintings are listed as a triptych but the extra two could be from the outside of the altarpiece. The one on the left, however, is a complete mystery to me. Perhaps one of you knows. If so, let me know and I'll gladly update this post.

My other photos from Colmar can be found in the gallery.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: 10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/4 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200


Taken: 2011-06-25 14:55:46
Posted: 2012-02-13 | 23:50


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