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St. Erasmus (copy), after 1512. Creator: Unknown

St. Erasmus (copy), after 1512. Creator: Unknown


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St. Erasmus (copy), after 1512. Creator: Unknown

St. Erasmus (copy), after 1512

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Baldung Baldung Grien Baldung Grien Hans Baldung Hans Bishop Grien Grien Baldung Grien Hans Baldung Grun Grun Hans Baldung Hans Hans Baldung Hans Baldung Grien Hans Baldung Grun Northern Renaissance St Erasmus St Elmo


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> Historic > Renaissance art > Religious themes in renaissance art

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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases a remarkable artwork titled "St. Erasmus (copy), after 1512". Created by an unknown artist during the 16th century, this piece belongs to the Northern Renaissance period and reflects the profound influence of Christianity on art during that era. The image depicts St. Erasmus, also known as St. Elmo or Erasmus of Formia, who was a bishop in early Christian history. The copy faithfully captures the original woodcut with its vibrant colors and intricate details, allowing viewers to appreciate the skill and craftsmanship of the anonymous creator. St. Erasmus stands tall in his religious vestments, radiating a sense of serenity and devotion. His bald head signifies humility while emphasizing his spiritual authority as a bishop. This portrayal exemplifies the fusion of religious symbolism and artistic expression prevalent in Renaissance art. Preserved at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this heritage piece invites us to contemplate not only its aesthetic beauty but also its historical significance within Christian iconography. It serves as a testament to how art has been used throughout centuries to inspire faith and convey spiritual messages. As we gaze upon this enigmatic artwork, we are reminded that even though the identity of its creator remains unknown, their talent continues to resonate across time through this timeless masterpiece.

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