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Analysis of Masaccio's "The Holy Trinity" and "Grunewald's "The Isenheim Altarpiece"

The Holy Trinity by Masaccio was done in approximately 1428. It is a superb example of Masaccio's use of space and perspective. It consists of two levels of unequal height. Christ is represented on the top half, in a covered, barrel-va ....

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.... only successful illusion, but a rational, metrical coherence that, by maintaining the mathematical proportions of the surface design, is responsible for the unity and harmony of this monumental composition." The Holy Trinity sums up two principal interests: Realism based on observation, and the application of mathematics to pictorial organization (ref 2). All of the figures are fully clothed, except for that of Christ himself. He is, however, wearing a robe around his waist. The figure is "real"; in that it is a good example of a human body. The rest of ....

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