Sunday, 23 March 2008


Having today been pressed, in the unlikely setting of the call centre, to nominate my personal favourite ever painting , I named the Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald. The work also inspired this essay by Joris-Karl Huysmans, my personal favourite ever piece of art writing.

"From the rankest weeds of the pit he had extracted the finest essence of charity, the mordant liquor of tears."

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