One of only a handful of extant works attributed to the Master of the St tteritz Altarpiece, this small panel is a fine example of the heightened realism that characterized fifteenth-century Northern European painting. Author David S. Areford shows how the artist's skilful portrayal of intense human emotion is still relevant today.
About the Author
David S. Areford is associate professor of art history at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He specializes in the devotional art of the late Middle Ages and Northern Renaissance. He is author of The Viewer and the Printed Image in Late Medieval Europe (2010), coeditor of Excavating the Medieval Image: Manuscripts, Artists, Audiences (2004), and coauthor of the exhibition catalogue Origins of European Printmaking: Fifteenth-Century Woodcuts and Their Public (National Gallery of Art and Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, 2005).