A History Of European Art
Lecture Twenty Four
(c. 1460 â€“ 7 July 1531)
was a German sculptor and woodcarver active in WÃ¼rzburg from 1483. He was one of the most prolific and versatile sculptors of the transition period between late Gothic and Renaissance, a master in stone and limewood.
Matthias GrÃ¼newald or "Mathis" (as first name), "Gothart" or "Neithardt" (as surname),
(c. 1470 â€“ August 31, 1528),
was an important German Renaissance painter of religious works, who ignored Renaissance classicism to continue the expressive and intense style of late medieval Central European art into the 16th century.
Only ten paintingsâ€”several consisting of many panelsâ€”and thirty-five drawings survive, all religious, although many others were lost at sea in the Baltic on their way to Sweden as war booty. His reputation was obscured until the late nineteenth century, and many of his paintings were attributed to Albrecht DÃ¼rer, who is now seen as his stylistic antithesis. His largest and most famous work is the Isenheim Altarpiece in Colmar, Alsace.