.This lecture examines images of good and evil found in one of the greatest paintings of all times, the 16th century Isenheim Altarpiece. Painted specifically for patients who suffered from three dreaded diseases, it was placed in a hospital as a mirror of their experience. Our job is to ask how and why? Where are the doctors? Where are the patients? And, where is the devil in Isenheim?
Evelyn Staudinger is a Professor of the History of Art, Emerita at Wheaton College, MA. While her primary research is in Gothic architecture, sculpture and stained glass, she has a special interest in Northern Renaissance Art. Currently, she is a Visiting Professor at Boston College in the Art, Art History and Film Department.
PRESENTED BY NICE: This program is presented by the Norton Institute for Continuing Education (NICE). NICE is a collaborative effort of Wheaton College and Norton Community partners to provide non-credit college-level courses and other educational opportunities in an informal and relaxed environment.
No registration required.