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The Resurrection of Christ - Albrecht Altdorfer

The Resurrection of Christ - Albrecht Altdorfer Philosophy Visual Arts

Albrecht Altdorfer (c. 1480-1538) created this oil-on-wood as a part of a larger work - known as the “Florian Altarpiece” - for the abbey Augustiner-Chorherrenstift at St. Florian near Linz, Austria. 

The altarpiece is no-longer complete, having survived in fragments.  When it was in-tact, however, it showed different scenes (depending on whether it was open or closed):

  • In the open position, it showed scenes from the Passion of Christ
  • In the closed position, it showed scenes from the Legend of St. Sebastian.

The panel depicted in this image is known as “The Resurrection of Christ.”  It measures 71 x 37 cm (27.95 x 14.57 inches) and is now maintained at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, in Vienna (Austria).

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Media Credits

Image, described above, online courtesy Web Gallery of Art.

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