Monstrous Heads

This is a bycatch from my Snark hunt: Segment from a panel of the Isenheim Altarpiece, Matthias Grünewald‘s The Temptation of St. Anthony (c. 1512-1516)

I discovered that “face” in Matthias Grünewald’s painting in 2018, but perhaps I was not the first one. I think that Gustave Doré found it already in the year 1863 when looking for inspiration from other artwork.


Two illustrations by Gustave Doré (rendered in mirror view):
※ Left: Illustration to John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Book VI, 1866.
※ Right: Illustration Plate I to chapter 1 in Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote, 1863 edition.

Segments from:
※ Left: Illustration Plate I (mirror view) to chapter 1 in Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote, 1863 edition.
※ Right: Matthias Grünewald’s Temptation of St Anthony (c. between 1512 and 1516, a panel of the Isenheim Altarpiece, now located at Museé Unterlinden, Colmar, France).

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2018-09-20, updated: 2022-06-17