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Matthias Grünewald

Grünewald, Matthias (c.1475–1528), German painter who, with his contemporary Albrecht Dürer, is considered one of the 2 great masters of the German Renaissance. His most characteristic theme is the crucifixion, a subject in which he combined beauty and delicacy of style with a savage and harrowing realism. His masterpiece is the altarpiece of St. Anthony's monastery at Isenheim, with subjects such as the Resurrection and the Temptation of St. Anthony (1513–15).

See also: Renaissance.

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