Rogier van der Weyden; Deposition 1436
One picture that was apart of a whole. Represent the devils something. Christ being brought
down from the cross. The virgin identiﬁes with him and its as if she dies. The pose of Christ, and
the virgin looks deathly pale. Mary Magdalen weeping over Christ’s bloody feet.
Hieronymus Bosch; Garden of Earthly Delights ca. 1480-1515
Left-Garden of Eden; Middle-Garden of Earthly delights; Right-Hell. No reference to Christ or
Heaven. God is reaching out extending his blessing. Showing Eve being created, down below is
off assortment of creatures. Example of swimming unicorns, strange man creature, two-legged
dog, black birds circling through bizarre rock. Fountain of man’s sinful nature is represented in
the fountain with the owl. This is all representation of sin. Center panel is a Depiction of
human life. Another fountain similar to the one in paradise. Another port whole with dark and
creepy. Nude ﬁgures walking and swimming around. Four rivers are present. There is a caurasol
of animals. Being driven by lust. Being driven by body rather than spirit. They are going
nowhere. Women just standing around, naked in the fountain. Birds are a symbol of ﬁlth. Music
of the court that led to dancing was considered dangerous. Devil on his throw, is a bird eating a
human sole consigned to hell. His thrown is a large body chair. Why is the nun being attacked
by the hot balloon of lust? There is a prostitute working at an inn. A rabbit hunting a human. The
world is upside down and the roles are in reverse
Grunewald; Isenheim Altarpiece ca. 1512-15
Monks are running the hospital. Specialize in treating ergistin disease where limbs rots off. Only
solution was amputaion. This is placed in front of these patients. He shows them the most
gruesome photo of Christ. The saints were tortured by Devils. Sliding doors at the alter piece.
The virgin, saint john, Mary magdalen, John the Baptist present. The lamb of God next to John
the Baptist, the chalice that we drink wine from. The whole scene is dark. Detailed Virgin is
yellow and pale and sweeping arm of John. Look of the grave when you see Christ. Very
intense thorn bush when looking at his crown.
Left- the Annunciation.
Center- Nativity scene
Right- Positive outcome of the other two
Isenheim Altarpiece (Christ Risen)
Albrecht Durer; Self-Portrait 1500
He believes himself to be a creative genius. Square of the shoulders. Gives a subtle clue/
reminder that his hand is starting to form the apostolic lesson. The cloth is in the position of the
Vatican. The cloth that supposedly has the image of Christ on it.
Albrecht Durer; The Great Piece of Turf 1502
Nature was the platform to act out acts of the Redemption. The Earth is a dangerous place and
the haunt of evil. What makes man special is his creative brain. The forms of nature is the
exercise of God’s given power. Albrecht Durer; Adam and Eve 1504
Eve is based upon a famous Medici Venus Statue and Adam based off of an Apollo statue.
Really interesting underlying idea. Four basic ﬂuids scientists believed were in the human body.
Black&yellow bile, blood, phlegm. Elk represents black bile. The cat is a symbol of choleric
which is yellow bile; Rabbit, blood, hot blooded and lustful.meaning reactive. The ox is
representative of being lazy and shows phlegm. Associated with laziness. In the garden of Eden
it was supposed that when god ﬁrst made God, these for ﬂuids were perfectly balanced. The
balance was knocked off center by Adam and Eve. Goes back to Ancient Greek Medical
Albrecht Durer; Knight, Dream, and the Devil 1513
Knight making his way throu