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Painted by the German artist, Matthias Grunewald, between about 1512 and 1515, “The Resurrection” and three other panels decorate the Isenheim Altarpiece. Originally in the church of the Hospital of Saint Anthony, near Colmar, France, the work now resides in Colmar’s Musee des Unterlinden.
Although we have no scriptural account of the actual moment of resurrection, Grunewald’s imaginary re-creation of the event expresses the significance and intensity of feeling that Christians attach to it. Always a popular subject for scholarly investigation, Jesus’ resurrection has sparked an explosion of research in the last ten years, with results that Professor Malcolm L. Peel surveys in the accompanying article.