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Rossakiewicz, Jacek. Grunewald Isenheim Altarpiece Open. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons. N.p., 2 May 2005. Web. 17 Nov. 2015.
Displayed in the open position, the Isenheim Altarpiece likely was meant to
inspire people to convert to Christianity.
evoke empathy for Jesus's suffering.
serve as a reminder that earthly diseases will be gone in the 'next world'.
show the artist's piety.